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X #as very pleased to hear from 
Mr. Edmund D. Mason, Special Agent In Charge of 
our Cincinnati Office* of your participation in the distri- 
bution of a number of copies of my book, 7Masters_of_„ 
53eceit^* ana I want to express my sincere appreciation* 

Communism today poses a serious threat 
to our democratic way of life, and only by an alert 
citizenry can we effectively combat it. Your help in 
calling attention to this growing menace is indeed 
praiseworthy. 

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tinnke. Tiie continually growing meiwe© ot eommumrm 
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Your later ol Juno 14 hab b^en received. 

In response to your rcq.dG-.it, I wouM li':o to point out 
chat tho FEE, as an investigative ac^ney, does not furnish comments 
or evaluations concerning the character or integrity of any individual, 
organization or publication. Consequently, it & not possible for me ''-• 
to be of service in this regard. -'-' ~ 

your concern about the problem ot communism is 
understandable, an&st was kind oi you to comment ; > tavorrbly - 

regarding my booilr-^aBters ogJPaceit. |f In view oi your interest, 
I am enclosing some material v:hich you may like to read. 




Sincerely yours, 

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Director's Statement Re Internal Security 4-17-61 f t '; 

One Nation's Resnonse to Communism • 

Series from {'Chris&anity Today" 

Introduction 3-60 LEB & Analysis of 17th National Convention CP, USA 

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701-Marshall St. 
Missoula, Montana 
June 14, 1961 



Hon. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington D. C. 

Dear Sir; 

I am now reading your book, "Masters Of 
Deceit. tT It is to bad that it cant be made a must for our "Teen 
Aged Kids, " to read. 

I have been writing my Senators and Representatives 
from time to time about Communism in our Govt. Our State Dept. 
and Supreme Court I do believe are mostly pink or down right 
Reds!!! 

What gets me Mr. Hoover is that when these men 
write back to me they never mention communism at all. Now tell 
me Sir is my Congressmen from Montana pink, red or just plain 
scared?? 

I do believe that this county that God gave to us 
and Americans wont fight for will collaps in 3 or 4 yrs. Have we 
no leaders or God fearing people left In our Govt? ? 

I guess we will have to leave it to God and prayer 
to keep and guide us. 

Would sure love to hear from your Mr. Hoover 
but then I have my doubts about you ever seeing this. Just like 
my Senators some one else will read it and answer it. 

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Your recent letter was received on June 16, 1961, 
and I appreciate your interest in giving me the benefit of your 
observations. Your concern about communism is understandable. 
My bookjkjkf asters of Dec eit, ' T was intended as a basic text on this 
subject, and I am pleased"that you have found it beneficial. 

I am enclosing some material on communism which 
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Sincerely yours, 

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Director's Statement Re Internal Security 4-17-61 

Introduction 3-60 LEB & An Analysis of .thi/17fh Natl" Convention, CP USA 

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June 1961 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

I have just finished your book, Master's of Deceit, 
which is wonderful, but makes me a little shaky to think of what might 
happen, but it seems to me every American should read it, and know 
what we face and some thing we can do about it, but there are things 
I have wondered about here in our country, one is the race question or 
segregation of the South or using force in our Government, force has 
never been a part of our Government, or our constitution. There is no 
place in The Bible that says we can force things on to people they dont 
want and be Christian, and no one would like that, and the golden Rule, 
are we practicing the golden EUle when we force on the people to 
accept things they dont want, I have some wonderful friends in the South 
who have gone with us thru sickness and death in the family, and one 
cant and shouldn't forget people like that, they were wonderful, and 
I can hardly sit by and see others going thru what a lot of these are 
because of this situation. I definitely believe in the right and wrongness 
of things, but I cant believe we will ever gain by force, especially to 
just have our ay n way, I have seen some of the schools in the South, 
first hand, and the colored children had better shcools, "new modern 
schools" than the white children had, yet they put the colored children 
with the white children, which I cant understand and seems to me makes 
unnecessary trouble and maybe the loss of lives, are we doing what 
the communists want us to do when we use force? That seems to be 
their way of life, and can we do things against our own American people 
to please them? Can we tolerate communism and work against our own 
American people? I truly hope things can be worked out for what is 
really right, we need all of our American people to stand together and 
fight for our freedom, the freedom of both sides, the freedom of all 
America. Does being a communist cancel any one's American 
citizenship? If so why do we keep them? When they are a menace. 

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Your letter dated June 12, 1961, and 
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In recson;: ajo your inquiry, Chapter 19 
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xortvardad ic erectly a- I /rota ft originally. No changes 
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June 12, 1961 



Dear Mr. Hoover: 

One of our group, which is studying 
communism, says that some one rewrote the Chapter 
in this paper back addition of "The Attack on Judaism". 
Enclosed is a copy. Would you please verify that you 
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Your letter of June 15, 1801, has been received, 
and the interest which prompted you to write is appreciated. 

This Bureau does not have copies of my book, 
"Masters of Deceit, " available for distribution. You may be 
able to locate a copy in your local public library or bookstore, 
and it can be obtained from the publishers, Eolt, Binehart and 
Winston, Inc. , 383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, New York. 

I am sending you, under separate cover, some 
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328-AN. Maryland 
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June 15, 1961 



J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
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Dear Sir: 

As an American citizen who believes in the 
fundementals of Christian life in our bejojed U. S. A. would 
like very much to have your book on the "Masterls-of- 
t Decei£|i«S5 that one will know how to fight this menace. 
Tftank you. 



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o£ Deceit. ,f It is my sincere hope that this book will be 
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I would like to congratulate you on your foresight in 
printing J* Sdgar Hoover 1 a MJ&¥iuR£> OF DECEIT* It ia 
the first time in yeare that I, and many of icy f*ien«a f 
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sell there for you*. Xou have appealed to a brand-new 
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I have received your letter of June 15, and 
I am most appreciative of your generous comments about my 
administration of the FBI and my book, "Masters of Deceit." 
Please accept my warmest thanks for your kind gesture in 
connection with the distribution of my book. In the event they 
may be of interest, I am enclosing several items setting forth 
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4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 
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What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
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New Orleans 18, La. 
June 15, 1961 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

You are to be commended on your years of 
service and loyalty to the United States. You are to be 
most commended for your program against the communists 
and your book;- Masters of Deceit. I give copies of the 
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Tear Mr. Stuart: 

Your letter of June 14, 19S1, with enclosures, has *• 
been received. It was indeed kind of you to send me a copy of your-^ . j 
book, and I appreciate your thoughtfuiness in personally inscribing ' m 
it. I am looking forward to reading it. l ~° o 

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Director's Statement Re Internal Security 4-1&61 
Series from "Christianity Today" 

NOTS: Bufiles contain no derogatory information regarding correspondent 
and we have V>* no prior correspondence with him. He enclosed a copy 
of his \yyf- \« <tou?:hts for Johnny," a; v;ll .as a leaflet describing his 
activiti ^ .. * vOi*u«vtion with his posutou *» vTonicrainity Relations "Director 
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June 14, 1961 



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am an old time schoolmaster* I have long felt that your book 
Ma«te^s«^£J3S£fiitI , should be compulsory reading in every school 
in the U. S. A. - and have never hesitated to say so. I have also 
said - and found the vast majority to agree with me - that you are 
one of the all-time great Americans. 



I take the liberty of sending you a wee present of my book. I realize 
you are a busy man with little spare time but maybe you'll find a few 
minutes to dip into it and then pass it along to some young American 
Johnny ? "More power to your elbow" I 

I remain 

Very truly yours 

/s/ Ian Stuart 




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Mr, Belmont 1 

Mr. Mohr. — 

Mr. Callahan. . 

Conrad,.. 



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Ian Stuart is acclaimed by the press as "one of the 
most sought-after inspirational speakers in 
America," and "one of the few real orators left 
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A real ' old-timer' on Radio - one of the first to 
give a running commentary on a sports event in* 
Europe -he has participated in network broadcasts, 
and was a sports writer to the leading London 
newspapers. He has been welcomed countless 
times by interviewers from coast to coast as anot- 
to -be -missed addition to their radio and television 
programs. He had his own radio show, "Thoughts 
for Johnny'. " j 





As Community Relations Director of Florists ' 
Telegraph Delivery he annually travels over 
150, 000 miles by air to address conventions, busi- 
ness meetings, educational groups and civic and 
service clubs. Recently, he was 3 

.he Mllioji-Mites-Flyin^TlAiDT^He has probably 
addresstxfmore sjudents than any man alive - over^ 
one million durini the yea rs 19?9- fif \. wMfr^ff^n 
tagged "The Flyinj: Schoolmaster." More recently, 
members of presj , radio and TV have affection- 
ately-dubbed him :" Old Mercury," connoting his 
affiliation with FID and the association's Mercury 
■ emblem, which ymbolizes the speed of their 
service. 



Born in Ireland, Ian Stuart is a naturalized Apheri- 
can. A graduate of the University of Dublin, he 
took top honors in History, Political Science and 
Economics. He taught at St. Paul's School, 
London, and Harrow School. He was Director of 
Guidance at Mercer sburg Academy, Pennsylvania,;^ 
and has held executive school posts in three coun- 
tries, England, Ireland and the United States. Mr.* 
Stuart is the author of many books, among them 
The Simplified Shakespeare Series (9 plays), 
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Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 



Dear Mr, Hoover: 



Yesterday 



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Mr, Belmont 

Mr. Mohr.„ w 

Mr. Callahi 
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a mutual friend, presented 




me with a copy of your hooky ^'Masters of De ceit/' I can't 
tell you how much I appreciate~your giftT I" am deeply 
grateful, particularly since you autographed it. 

I have always "been an admirer of your organization. 
The American people should he thankful that we have you 
and your men to alert us to the real dangers of 

Communism* 



O&ank you again. 



,JC* 



Sincerely, 








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I have received a copy of your letter of June 19 
to the Honorable Walter Rogers, and I want to thank you for your 
generous comments concerning my book, "Masters of Deceit, " 
and for your Lhoughtfulness in bringing these remarks to the 
attention of Mr. Rogers. 

I wrote this book with the hope that it would 
become a primer for those who wanted to learn the true nature 
and objectives of the Communist Party, USA, and letters such 
as yours are reassuring since they indicate this purpose is 
being achieved. 

In view of your concern, I am enclosing some 
material on the general subject of communism which yoa may 
like to read. 





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Enclosures (a) 

What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

Communist Illusion & Democratic Reality 

One Nation's Response to Communism 

Chrttifi&oilS f^day series 

4-17-61 statement > 

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correspondent. Walter E. Rogers, DemocratJ. represents 18th District 
of Texas. We have had cordial relations with Rogers, and Mr. DeLoach 
advised him on 4-17-61 that Director was appreciative of interest shown 
by Rogers in his fight against communism. 



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STINNETT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 
P. 0. Box 206 Telephone TR 8-2921 

STINNETT, TEXAS 

June 19> 1961« 



Hon* W a lter Rogers, 
House Office Building* 
Washington* D# C» 

Dear $r* Sogers* 

/) Sometime ago I finished reading J. ©agar Hoover's 
^Masters of Deceit" published serially In the 
Amariilo Dally News and the shocking revelations 
disclosed by these articles published la enough 
to awaken the people of this country to the menace 
which confronts them* 

Since I an* unfamiliar with the number of agents 
under Me* Hoover's supervision* the thought occur- 
ed to me that since so much of our foreign aid is 
going down the <kraln that It might he well to Houble 
or triple the capacity, of his force In order that 
they could tea keep a watchful eye on the stooges of 
the Kremlin and keep them under survelllancelat all 
^ times* 

I think Mr. Hoover's book should be made an adopted 
test in tsvery State of the tation and required read- 
ing by all high school students. So many people are 
unaware of the threat of communism to our way of 
life that it is appalling ana It seems so little Is 
being done to thwart it, 

I Is Mr* Hoover 1 s foroe limited or does he have a free 
rein to employ as -many as he chooses? 

yours very truly 




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Dear Aiss fieese: 

tour letter oi June 21, l r 61, 
•with, enclosure, has been reeeh ed, and I 
appreciate your interest in writing me. 

In connection with your request, 
ae Lave no objection to your grantinj permission 
to the ventura County Schools, Ventura, Caiuornia, 
to U30 portions oi listers oi Deceit as a teaching 
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County Schools requesting permissio n to repro duce statements from 
"Masters of Deceit" as teaching aids. | [ s not identifiable; in Bufiles 

and there is no derogatory information in Bufiles concerning Ventura 
County Schools. It is felt that there is no need for a Field Office check 
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June 21, 1961 

Mr. CHyde Tolson 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D.C» 

Dear Mr* Tolson: 

We enclose a Thermo~Eax copy of a letter dated June 15 received from Loui s 
3^^ifein, ( Consultant of Secondary. Education, Ventura County Schools, Ventur a, 
California, ' "" . ~ "~ ' "^ 7 '" 



material they request from 
Sincerely yours, 



Would Mr* Hoover be willing^to have us grant permission for the use of thqf ^sls\ **-** 
material thev reauest fromTMSTEES OF DECEIT? *— ^ r V 



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June 15, 1961 



Editor 

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Mew York, New York 

Dear Sir: 

The Ventura County Superintendent of Schools office le anxious 
to reproduce, as a teaching aid, a number of statements rela- 
tive to teaching about communism. As a consequence we would 
like to quote several ideas set forth in Masters of Deceit , 
by J. Edgar Hoover, published by your firm* I am writing you 
in an effort to secure the necessary permission to quote from 
the work cited. 

The teaching aids will be mimeographed In small quantities and 
circulated among secondary school teachers in this county. Due 
credit with regard to title, author and publisher will be cited. 
The material under no circumstances will be offered for public 
sale. 

I would be grateful if you would respond, when convenient, to 
our request for authorization. 

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Your letter of June 22 has been received. 
It was kind of you to write, and I am most appreciative of 
your favorable comments regarding my administration of 
this Bureau. 

Your concern about communism is under- 
standable, and your desire to take active measures in 
opposing it is reassuring. My book t y*Masters of Deceit, " 
was intended as a basic text on this subject, and lam ' 
pleased that you found it beneficial. I also want to express 
my thanks for your generous remarks regarding my published 
articles. 

In response to your request, I am enclosing 
some malarial on communism waich may be of assistance 
to you. 

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June 22, 1961 




Mr* J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
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Washington 25, D. C, 

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Mr. E^msJL 

Mr. Malone.. 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Sullivan- 
Mr. Tavel 

Mr. Trotter™ 
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Just a word of appreciation for your untiring efforts 
American people to the dangers of Communism* Your book, 
Deceit", and the three articles to Religious Periodicals 
enough to show the people just how serious this threat to 
really is* 



to awaken the 
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The people here are slowly beginning to see this great threat as 
being real* Too few of us are doing all in our power to assist in the 
awakening* There are several groups in San Antonio working at it and 
are passing out to every one who will read, everything we can acquire. 

We do not believe in quoting or handing out material unless it is 
authenticated either by your office or the House Un-American Committee, 
therefore, if you have any material you could pass on to individuals, 
I would appreciate your office sending me something of that which you 
have* 

You are to be commended and we are thankful for you and your office. 

Most sincerely yours, 



7546 Seidel Road 
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Your letter of June 19, 1961, has been 
received, and it is a pleasure to learn of your interest 
in my boolb^Masters of Deneit." 

In response to your inquiry, this book 
usually can be obtained from public libraries or can be 
purchased at most bookstores or from the publisher, 
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc* , 383 Madison Avenue, 
Ne# York 17, New York. 

In vie%v of your concern, enclosed is other 
material on the general subject of communism which you 
may ;vish to read. 



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/4-17-61 statement re Internal Security 

'An Analysis of the 17th National Convention of the Communist Party, 
(3-60 LEB Introduction) 

Series from "Christianity Today" 

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June 19, 1961 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. - 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

Your book, Masters of Deceit, has recently 
come to my attention. Would you please let me know how 
I may obtain a copy of it. The Movement of the Communists 
in our country is most alarming to me and I'd like very much b6 

to have a copy of this book of yours — bic 

Thanking you, I am- 

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Dear Mr. Mendigutia: 

I have received yoar letter of June 22 and 
appreciate the interest which prompted your communication. 
I am pleased to learn that you consider my book, "Masters 
of Deceit, fl useful in alerting our citizenry to the dangers 
of communism. 

It was good of you to afford me the benefit 
of your views and observations relative to the matters you 
discussed. I regret to advise you that our supply of the 
pamphlet you inquired about is completely exhausted. I 
am enclosing some other material dealing with the general 
subject of communism which you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

J. Edgar Hoover 





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What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
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Mr* J. Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington,D.C. 



Dear Mr. Hoover : 



MrVToIson 

Mr. Dot 
Mr, Eva^, 
Mr. Ma!» H>: 
Mr. Kocea - ~. *. 
Mr. Smlivna _ 
Mr. Tavd 

Mr. TrotUtf 

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then I ^ft Ouba on August 25,1961,1 left behind among my books a 
copy or-ftMa&ers i of„Peoeit«i,whiGb. X bad ordered from tbe States 
at the time it was published bere. 

Today, in sonwrtihat strained financial circumstances I keep at borne 
a paper-baek copy of your book to read and to lend it to friends 
who do not believe that "it can happen bere".... 

On May 1937,1 graduated from Law School at Tulane University, New- 
Orleans, Louisiana. Of the 64 students who graduated together t have 
been able to obtain through tbe university the address of about 
40 and I have had correspondence with many of them on tbe subject 
of the Communist conspiracy to oonquer tbe world. Though many of 
them are distinguished lawyers, legislators, Judges, bankers or busi- 
nessmen,most of them were very much uninformed on the subject of 
Communism, but the situation seems to be changing. The big question 
is "Will America wake up in time ? tt »I hope it will for the future 
of freedom and Right rests on American actions. 

I. attended the Greater Miami School of Anti-Communism two weeks 
ago and saw the film "Operation Abolition". It is a typical example 
of how Communism dupes people to do thei bidding. 

1^ would like to receive copies of your pamphlet "Communist Target- w 
Youth" as well as any other material on the menace of Communism 
which you may have available for general distribution.Any material 
you send me I will gladly distribute to friends and interested 
people in this country and even outside .of o it as I have friends . .^ / 
in Mexico and Panama* BEG- *> / a Q~\Q 4L£L*7 r l~~£ 13 k 

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With very best wished I remain, 




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Your letter of June 20, 1961, hac been 
received, and I do appreciate your interest in writing. 
In connection %ith your efforts to obtain copies of the 
paperback edition of "barters of Deceit, " I suggest 
that you contact Pocket Books, Inc. , 820 Eifth Avenue, 
New York, Hew York. 

In view of your interest concerning the 
menace of communism, I am forwarding under separate 
cover Siome material which you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 



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What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

April, 61, Introduction to LEB 5 

Statement by Director on Internal Security, 4-l"Ml 

Communist Party, USA 

March, 60, Introduction to LEB 



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New York, New York 

Dear Mr. Lewis: 

I am enclosing a copy of a letter 

datei June 20, 1981, received by Mr. Eoover 

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Dear Mr # Hoovers 

Before one can fight Communism, one must have a 
realization of this great evil. Therefore, the pres- 
ident and moderator of Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy 
Sodality, which is one of the largest and most worth- 
while organizations at oup^ school, gave the assignment 
of reading your book, The'lffasters of Deceit ♦ Unfortu- 
nately, after searchingHbi^^E^^^^^S^ibraries, 
the bookstores, and any other sources available we were 
unable to locate ? any paperback editions. The only 
solution now left is to "gTvV**tip"~oui? * "objective, , 

It is for this reason that I am writing this letter. 
Our organization would be more than grateful if you 
would, in any way possible, assist us in finding more 
paperback copies of this attack against Communism;" 

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j.iy < ear Judge: 

Mr. Curtis O. i*ynum, Special Agent 
in Charge of our Dallas Office, has made available a 
copy of the speech which you delivered at the Annual 
Texas Police Association Conventibn recently. I want 
to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks 
for your having taken this occasion to call attention to 
the work being performed by this Bureau and to iny 
book, "Masters of Deceit. " As a token of my apprecia- 
tion, I am forwarding, under separate cover, a copy 
of the book which I have autographed to you. 



% y Sincerely yours, 

\/ x J- Edgar Hoover 



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THE TIME FOR DECISION 



This decade probably will be the decisive decade of human history 
in that it will determine whether modern civilization shall exist half 
free and half slave* It is the critical era because it will determine 
whether civilization will exist in half darkness and half light. George 
Meany, President of the AFL-CIO, expresses it this way: 
"The conflict between Communism and freedom is the 
problem of our time. It overshadows all other problems . 
This conflict mirrors our age, its toils , its tensions , its 
troubles, and its tasks, and on the outcome of this 
conflict depends the future of all mankind. We must 
give our attention to cultivating our determination to 
resist Communism, a determination which agains depends 
on our ability to recognize Communism for what it is and 
to know all relevant facts about Communism." 







The greatest single issue before mankind today is human freedom. 
Since the dawn of civilization, man has constantly yearned for freedom. 
Down through the centuries the ultimate issue in human events -has been 
tyranny against freedom . The question of freedom was the motivating 
force with those of our forefathers who founded the American Republic 
more than one hundred and fifty years ago . It was this searching for 
freedom that resulted in the Declaration of Independence, the formula- 
tion of the Federal Constitution, and the founding of our nation. It is 
this emphasis upon freedom and all of its attendant virtues that has 
been the cornerstone of our philosophy of government. President 
Eisenhower defined freedom as a state, "in which under the rule of 
law, every human will have the right and a fair chance to live his 
own life, to choose his own path, to work out his own destiny." 

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Freedom,, in essence , means opportunity, equality, rights, 
justice, security, protection — it means the liberty it gives to the 
individual to form his own ideas, entertain his own beliefs, establish 
his own pattern of behavior, choose his own course of action, and to 
take the consequences • 

The architects of our philosophy of government assume the premise 
that we as a free people would enjoy freedom under a government of 
laws ~ that this should be a government of law for the people , of the 
people, and by the people. These oasic freedoms proclaim to the world 
that the dignity of man is supreme. They say that the paramount virtues 
of any Democracy is that the power ultimately rests with the people « 

The challenge of our time is that two incompatible political ideolo- 
gies are struggling to shape the destiny of the world today. The free 
world is losing this battle. In some forty years we have seen the 
ideology of tyranny, sometimes called Communism, spread to where 
the global maps show predominately red. We have seen this ideology 
grow from the small festering sore to a giant cancer, its tenacles slowly 
strangling freedom, its insidious march seemingly unchecked. 

Stated simply, this ideology manifests the doctrine of totalitarian 
statism — the sovereign state is supreme . The emphasis is upon a 
government of men where man subserves the dictates of the State . The 
dignity of man is subordinate to the will of the State. It means, in 
essence, that the freedom of the individual is of no importance. The 
millions of dead who have died by this tyranny give mute testimony to 
this fact. 

How, we ask as a Christian nation, has this monolithic mo&£>&te?* 
come to pose such a critical threat to two thousand years of Christian 
ethics and moral law? Why has this doctrine, the very anti- 
thesis of our politcal philosophy, so atheistic and immoral, been 



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accepted by any sovereign people? How can this doctrine possibly be 
responsible for our time to be characterized at the age of anxiety and 
fear? If our civilization is to survive, these questions must be answered • 
The alternative is darkness. 

If our great heritages , handed down to us through centuries of 
refinement of the law, and paid for at great sacrifices, are to survive, 
we shall have to chart our course through perilous waters • We must 
channel all of our efforts and resources in a united national purpose to 
meet this challenge. Then the problem posed is how? The answer is 
not simple . If it calls for an agonizing reappraisal of our whole social 
structure, then we must face the task. If it calls for sacrifices, then 
we must make those sacrifices . If our national purpose is clearly 
defined and if properly led, our people will respond. Dealing in 
platitudes, and a negative approach by a divided nation, will not 
suffice if we are to meet this clear and apparent danger. Come, then, 
and let us reason together: 

1 . We must not only be cognizant of the basic tenets and ideals 
of our way of life and our philosophy of government but we must under- 
stand, comprehend, and be informed of this alien doctrine that is so 
foreign to our basic thinking. To effectually combat this menace, we 
must be fully apprised of its nature and its purpose — and of its avowed 
objectives. We must undertake this task by a calm, objective approach — 
not by shrill condemnations and accusations . If Communism can conquer 
our nation by psychological warfare, then it behooves us to condition our 
people through psychological processes to the merits of our philosophy 
of government. We must compete in this war for the minds of man by a 
forceful, objective presentation of the benefits to mankind of our system 
of democracy — in this area we have failed. We American people do not 
subscribe to the doctrine of a police state and we abhor a monolithic 



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conspiracy, whether it be internal or external* We should be constantly / 
on guard against the threats of such groups, as we do have such groups / 
in this country. Any group that sets itself up as a guardian of our 
liberties can be as grave a threat as the one they loudly proclaim they 
are fighting . We cannot take issue with the objectives and aims of 
such groups • It is their methods that are questionable* Calling every 
organization and every person a Communist who disagree with their 
methods is adopting the very policy they ostensibly are fighting. Within 
the framework of our governmental agencies are organizations such as 
the FBI and the Congressional Investigation Committees who are fully 
capable of protecting our national interests . J. Edgar Hoover and the 
FBI are professionals, trained to protect our national interests. 
Amateurish attacks on our institutions, though sincere, will divide us, 
and if not checked, will contribute to our destruction as a united nation. 

The foreword to Senate Document No. 117, compiled by Sub- 
Committee to investigate the administration of the Internal Security 
Act and other internal security laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, 
United States Senate , says: 

"The average American is unaware of the amount of 

misinformation about the Communist Party, U. S. A., 

which appears in the public press, in books, and in 

the utterances of public speakers . " 
And in the introduction to House Document No. 336, Facts on Communism, 
is this statement: 

"Ignorance of Communism in all its aspects is a 

dangerous weakness in this struggle." 

Dr. Frederick Schwarz, in testifying before the House Un-American 
Activities Committee states it clearly, thusly: 



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"We must face honestly the gravity of the situation. 
We must give it priority: in our thinking and in our 
actions . We must build a strong base of freedom — 
loving people articulate in theit faith, in their love of 
country, in their love of God, in their love of home, 
and in their love of law , and we must rally the 
spiritual forces in the heart of man and recruit dedicated 
personnel to raise barriers against Communism in svery 
area of the world . The fundamental foundation of 
opposition to Communism is an informed public opinion 
and a dedicated public character . " 

Shrill condemnations based on prejudice and bigotry can and will 
divide us as a democratic people and will in the end further the cause of 
the communist conspiracy. I am fully aware that it is hard to success- 
fully contain Communism in a free society without destroying our basic 
liberties; however, we must accomplish this objective within the frame- 
work of our Constitution . If the truth is to make us free , then we must 
seek the truth. 

The Senate Internal Sub-Committee, in Document No. 117, en- 
titled "The Communist Party of the United States of America -- What It 
Is — How It Works" concludes by saying: 

"In issuing this hand-book for Americans showing the 
operations of the Communist Party, U. S. A. , the 
Senate Internal Security Sub-Committee hopes to help 
alert the American people to the real nature of the enemy 
in our midst, and the insidious character of the methods 
employed * We must realize that we are dealing with a 
movement which is constantly varied and elusive . There 
can be no artificial substitute for constant intelligence 
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As a Christian nation we have the fundamental beliefs that Christ 
is our Savior and that there is a Supreme Being • 

Let us take a look at what three ministers representing the 
Protestant, the Jewish and the Catholic faiths have to say about this 
godless, atheistic conspiracy. All have testified before the House 
Un-American Activities Committee as follows: 

(a) Dr. Anhil Fineberg, Community-Relations Consultant of the 
American Jewish Committee , stated: 

"Communism is a totalitarian scheme for regimenting 
human existence . It subjects every aspect of life 
to the wishes and whims of a bureaucratic oligarchy. 
It is as different from our outlook on life as atheism 
is different from faith in God. The political and 
economic aspects of Communism are derivities of 
a philosophy whose ultimates cannot rosemble ours." 

(b) Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, of the Catholic faith, says: 
"The existence of Cod and private property are 
both denied simultaneously by Communism. If 

a man has no soul, he cannot allege that he has 
any relationship with anyone outside the State . 
If he has no property, he is dependent upon the 
State even for his physical existence . Therefore , 
the denial of God, the denial of freedom are both 
conditions of slavery. The goal of Communism is 
the complete subjugation of mankind to a totalitarian 
system which would deny both internal and external 
freedom . " 

(c) Dr. Daniel Poling, Protestant Editor of the Christian Herald, 
says, in discussing the ideological fallacies of Communism; 



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"We must be constructive . It is not enough to be 
negative • We must state the case for freedom and 
for democracy and what it has done for mankind." 
(d) J. Edgar Hoover says: 

"They are brutal, cruel, and deceitful. No church 
and no church member can temporize with it — 
Communism." 

We must compete in this war for the minds of men by a forceful, 
objective presentation of the virtues of our system of democracy . 

Somehow and quickly, we must instill in our people an awareness 
of this gathering mortal storm. The time for decision is now. 

2 . Our freedoms are not free ♦ Too long have our American 
people taken for granted the Freedoms bought and paid for at terrible 
sacrifice by some million dead — Valley Forge through the Korean War* 
We have become too complacent and too apathetic about our heritages 
and about our sense of values . We have become morally soft and pro- 
stituted our sense of values . 

"All we have of freedom, all we 
use or know, 

"This our forefathers bought for 
us long and long ago . " 

- Rudyard Kipling . 

Lord Byron states it this way: 

"For Freedom's battle, once begun 

"Bequeathed by bleeding sire to son 

"Though baffled oft, is ever won." 

We have become too enamored with the image of material progress — 
to the neglect of our moral and basic philosophies of democratic ideals 
that have been the cornerstone of our. nation's progress. If there has been a 
slow erosion of our fundamental beliefs, let us accept the responsibility. 



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If our basic institutions have been slowly chipped away, we must assume 
the blame . If we have lost our sense of independence by becoming too 
dependent on a benevolent government, by expecting the government to 
do for us what we should do for ourselves, it is because we people, you 
and I, have lost our sense of value* If we have becometoo dependent of 
a paternalistic government by accepting every social balm and handout, 
without questioning the inevitable result, we are ourselves creating tjie ,■ 
void that will eventually destroy us . By departing from the philosophy 
of our forebears of thrift and frugality, honest toil, hard work, and a 
spirit of perserverance in adversity, by our failure to discipline our minds 
and our bodies to meet any exigency — then the spectre of Communism 
finds ripe fruit to feed on. When we become divided and hesitant 
where hunger, misery, fear, and illiteracy prevails, then Communism 
will make inroads . 

It our younger generation of Americans have not been taught the 
priceless heritage they have, and if they have no conception of basic 
American tenets and ideals, our Tomorrow is indeed a dark one.. If some / 

of our American youth taken prisoner in Korea succumbed to Communist I 

brainwashing because they failed to comprehend what capitalism meant, 
and could not define democracy, it is a sad commentary on our failure to 
endoctrinate them properly. We should ever be cognizant of the fact 
that moral decadence, fiscal irresponsibility, and slavish devotion to 
material values will destroy us as it destroyed the Roman Empire. We 
have the ominous signs before us now — official corruption, bribery 
in sports, increases in the crime rate of juvenile offenders, questionable 
ethics in business, bigotry and prejudice — the idea anything is legal 
if you don't get caught — all this and more are danger signals flashing 
before our eyes . 

3 . Can we compromise with Communism and live in peaceful 
coexistence with them? I believe the answer is No. History and the 



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events of the past four decades answer this question emphatically* 
Preaching the gospel of peaceful coexistence is inviting a blueprint for 
disaster in that it is morally wrong , politically indefensible , and 
militarily suicidal. We are deluding ourselves by engaging in such 
wishful thinking, Lenin said this: 

"As long as Capitalism and Socialism exist, 

we cannot live in peace; in the end, one or 

the other will triumph — a funeral dirge will 

be sung either over the Soviet Republic or 

over World Gapitali s nu " 
And always remember the corpulent clown in the Kremlin said they 
would bury us . Remember this* if your neighbor has sworn to bury you — 
and will shoot you in the back at the opportune time — you cannot com- 
promise with him, nor can you negotiate with him — you must either 
capitulate — or you must run — or you must keep him in your sights • 
We must keep this Communist comspiracy in our sights or we will be 
buried. The bearded buffoon in Havana answers this question for us by 
subjecting a free people to abject slavery and death — ninety miles off 
our shore , For us to entertain a scintilla of doubt on this question is; to 
me incomprehensible. Entertaining such delusion by those who would be 
soft on Communism will, in the end, put the last nail in our coffin, 
Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and all the fallen J / 

nations give the answer to such fallacious thinking* J. Edgar Hoover 
in his book "Masters of Deceit," sets it our clearly and succinctly. 
Our President has returned from Vienna after negotiating with the Butcher i 
of Hungary, Our prayers went with him. The harsh fact of reality 
convinces me such meetings are useless — it merely gives these 
monsters of deceit a podium to spew their vicious venom to the four 
corners of the earth , May I depart from my prepared text to state that 
the offer of the release of the Cuban prisoners for five hundred tractors 



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is a sad commentary on our national character? To entertain for one 
moment such blackmail is a national disgrace , repugnant in its sordid 
details to all civilized principals . Teddy Roosevelt would have answered 
this conniving thug by giving him five hundred tanks belching fire for 
breakfast ~ and our problems in Cuba would be resolved in twenty-four 
or forty-eight hours „ 

Dr. Gerhart Niemeyer, Professor of Political Science of the 
University of Notre Dame, says: 

"If the free. world is to cope successfully with the forces 
of international Communism, it must strengthen its will 
to resist and then divest itself of the following false 
notions: 

(a) The idea we live in a peaceful world; 

(b) The idea that peace with Communism can 
be had for a reasonable price; 

(c) The idea that Communism is a rational 
force or that its leaders are merely 
cynical power-seekers; 

(d) The idea we can't be defeated because we 
are right; 

(e) The concept that we can afford less than 
a supreme effort. 

May I close by stating to you that the challenge of our time is 
clearly in focus before us — the task facing this nation is a grave one 
but the American people will Survive if we have -the will to survive . 
I feel a very candid appraisal of the situation is in order. The time 
for decision is now . 



Perry D. Pickett 

District Judge , 

142nd Judicial District Court 

Midland, Texas 



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Recommended reading; 

Facts on Communism - Vol. I, The Communist Ideology - 
House Document #336 - 86th Congress, 
2nd Session 

The Ideological Fallacies of Communism - 

Committee on Un-American Activities - 
United States Government Printing Office 

World Communist Movement - 

Legislative Reference Service of the 
Library of Congress - Vol, I ~ 1818-1945 

Communist Psycological Warfare 

Committee on Un-American Activities 
U.S. Government Printing Office 

Masters of Deceit — 

J . Edgar Hoover 

The Technique of Soviet Propaganda ~ 
Committee on the Judiciary - 
U. S. Government Printing Office 

Language as a Communist Weapon - 

Committee on Un-American Activities- 
U. S. Government Printing Office 

The Communist Conspiracy - 

Union Calendar #1834 

House Report #2240 

84th Congress - 2nd Session 

The Communist Party of the United States of America - 
What It is - How It Works - 
A Hand Book for Americans 
(Document #117 - 84th Congress ) 
(2nd Session - Senate ) 

(U. So Government Printing Office ) 

Organized Communism in the United States - 

(Committee on Un-American Activities ) 
(United States Government Printing Office ) 

Krushchev's Strategy and Its Meaning for American - A study 
(Committee on the Judiciary ) 

(United States Government Printing Office ) -' 



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For your information, captioned individual has 
forwarded to the Director without cover letter the attached clipping 
from the 6-21-61 issue of the "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" reflect- 
ing his Letter to the Editor recommending that citizens read the 
Di rftntnr |S book, ^Masters of Deceit. " By letter dated 6-5-61, 

brought to Mr. HoovfiFR-aTtentinn the fact that his minister, 



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would appreciate hearing fr om the Director. Letters of thanks were 



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LETTERS 

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- Know ihe Enemy 

Some churches are awakening. 
) When more do, our beloved 
country may make a start toward 
i rolling back the Iron Curtain 
' of communism. On a recent Sun- 
j day evening, after preaching a 
I most wonderful sermon on a text 
chosen from the book of Revela- 
tion, Dr. J. Ralph Grant told his 
congregation that he had been 
reading up on communism and 
that he had learned much from 
^>J. Edgar Hoover's book "Mas- 
^ ters of Deceit* He suggested 
that those who have not read the 
book do so. May many others 
join this First Baptist pastor 
that they may know what it as, 
ihow it works. 
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Dear 



Your letter of June 27 lias been received, and 
I wish to express my sincere thanks for your generous comments 
concerning my book, "Masters of Deceit. «' It was written in the 
hope that it would become a primer for those interested in learn- 
ing more about the true nature and objectives of the Communist 
Party. Communications such as yours are reassuring since they 
indicate this purpose is being realized. 

In response to your request, I am enclosing some 
material on the general subject of conmiunism which you ^ a y 
like to read. It includes some suggestions as to methods all of us 
can use in opposing subversive influences. I appreciate the interest ".' . 
which prompted you to write, and also your kind remarks regarding — 
my administration of the FBI. 



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- What You Can Do To Fight Communism 



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Dear Sir: 

I have been interested in learning more about CoMnunism.I 
have read your wonderful book called / ^Masters of Deceit 1 1 . This 
book after a careful analysis and distinguishing it from other 
reading matter, is one of the best, if not thee best* I have readi?\ 

I am very interested in our country as of now, what it is tl 
doing and where are we going. It is scholarly men like yourself \. 
who keep the "Free-Thinking" people in our country informed about ft\ 
Communism and the effects it has* on each one of us. It is this H 
dedication to the people of the United States that makes-, we the 
people of the United States proud to have men of your esteemed 
knowledge in our government. I am very confident that men like 
yourself will continue to do what is necesoary to keep our country 
"Free" . \\ 

"If at all possible, is there any literature or book I can 
obtain to get a better insight on CoiuMunisn." 

In closing I would like to Gay, "Continue to do the exceilan-f^* 
work you have done for our country." Ao history is in the making, 
your deedb and others like yourself help subs tain the burning desire 
of Freedom in our country and the Free-World. 



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remarks ra rJ ardin^ w? Blasters of D gc^** durin w your serinoa ou Oune ia, 
and I did want to ta&e this opportunity to eatress my personal appreciation 
My book was intended as a basic text on communism, and tue fact that 
you recommended it to the members of your congregation is a source : 
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Fugitive Section advised that Reverend Topping, minister of the 
Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1720 Minnesota Avenue, 
Southeast, Washington, 'D. C, in his June 18, 1961, Sunday 
sermon, briefly reviewed the book, "Masters of Deceit," written 
by the Director. Reverend Topping highly recommended this 
book for reading by all adult members of his church. He also 
furnished a brief resume of the book in memorandum form for all 
members, and pointed out that it was possible to secure this 
book in the pocket edition for fifty cents. 

No identifiable record was found in Bureau files 
concerning Reverend Topping. 

RECOMMENDA TIONs 

That this memorandum be forwarded to Crime Records 
Division for consideration of a letter of appreciation- tivier; - 
the Director's signature for his kind remarks concerning the 
Director's book, "Masters of Deceit." 



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with enclosure, as well as your copy ol my book* 
"Piasters of Deceit," which I was pleased to autograph. 
I am returning it to you, under separate cover, in 
accordance with your request. 

In response to your inquiry, I am not 
in a position to render an opinion as to the advisability 
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thanking him for favorable comments concerning the Bureau and ttife Director's 
book, "Masters of Deceit. " He requested whether the Director would be 
willing to autograph his copy of said book and was advised to forward same 
to the Bureau in order that this might be done. New York Office advised on 
6-16-61 after checking records of appropriate agencies in ad dition to the ir 
j indices, they developed no derogatory -information concerning ' 

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MASTERS OF DECEIT, has been sent to you under separate cover "for you 
to autograph*. Sufficient postage has been included for its return. I 
am very appreciative of your ready willingness to autograph the book 
for me.. It. -will hold a oustly desBrved place of honor in my library*. 

Because I- feel that thera is strenght in numbers when 
fighting communism, I have just joined YOUIG AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM. 
In order to contribute to public information in my own neighborhood, 
I am having printed and will distribute circulars about the communist 
menace., One of my current releases is enclosed; I hope you may find it 
of interest* 

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Several weeks ago, while college was still in session, I " "A 
approached my history professor with this idea: I wanted to know more 
about the methods the Communists use in. their propaganda 'and in their 
classes in Marxism-Leninism* I asked if it xrould be permissible to attend 
such a course during the summer, offered by the New York School for 
Marxist Studies. My professor suggested that I contact Mr. McShane (sic) 
at the Hew York office of the FBI, to get his advice on this subject. J 
Mr. McShane (sic) was not available at the time I called and I spoke /V 
wi-fcii axio-tJiep person and his opinion \*as that since the- instructors at; V 
the. Marxist School were such full-blooded Communists, I might fall 
prey to their manner and be persuaded to their cause. He also suggested 
that the administration of Fordhara University might not approve of one 
of its students attending such a session. After further consultation 
with my professor, I dedided not to attend the classes in Marxism. 

I would like to have your opinion on the advisability of 
^J—rff c °mmunist rallies and lectures given at public places. I would 
attend these solely to watch the CommunistFi at work and to study their- 
technique. Because of my reading background and knowledge of Communism 
and current history, I belive I would be less likely to fall for their 

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Peaceful co-es&stence le not a now thing fdr the Hussions to preach* 
Khrushehev^did not invent the term*, It goes bock as early as Lenin* who 
cailed It "parallel existences Whatever the Beds want to call it* 'It still 
means the same tilings A relationship of subdued hostility aid watchful 
waiting© 

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. w ^ha policy of peaceful co-esisteaea is a policy of mobilizing 

£ufi masses- aad launching vigorous action against the enemies of aeace 
Peaceful co-esdLstence of states gaSSJagkJte34£ renunciation of the class 
SvzuggXa oovlt> Is a form of class -st:raggle between socialism and capital^ 

"In conditions of peaceful co-existence Jterable, onoortmiltles 
are provided for the development of the class straggle in the capitalist 
countries and the national«>liberation movement of the peoples of" the 
colonial and dependent countriesoeo 

"Peaceful consistence of countries tilth different social systems 




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la other words „ peaceful coexistence cleans that we should relax our 
guard f while the Reds continue to subvert us and the rest of the free worlds 

She Communists have their ot-m meanings for such phrases as peace «, 
democracy* freedom^ etc e These meanings are ngg&E. the same as ours© If you've 
been puzzled ,oy the way the Beds throw theso-words around 9 tou*U be is*. 
terested to know what .they, do mean W them 6 . Hers is a short glossary of 



DSiQCBACV. a totalltarianismo 

gJPLOIT a anything the United States does to help others 

DJPiffllALISM- * anything the free world doeso 

isQUiiiXTX js Ocmmies are more equal than others* ' 

LIB3RA3?I0H » Communist enslavement % domination© 

jai-iOHflL iHD3a>EHD]iKC5B * Communist satellite status 

?£^J?-.S n £ fcfeia S at ^ short of thermonuclear wars Korea,, Laos««tc ( » 

t'jtwvot^i'jLOJsi » self-defense against commmiism e 

!S5jr thermonuclear holocaust only* Hot Korea* Laos Q Tietnam.> 

FBBISDOM a» Ckarmaalst slavery 9 

^ Beread the Bed statement on peaceful ce -existence* now that you icnow 
th-air meaning of peace* jl's this co-existence? Or is it "another propaganda 
aevice vo lull us .Into that familiar false sense of security which wi?l 
oos'c us our liberty? The Beds haven "t ctoigel their niad about the .conquest 
oz zhLS country* Ktasfoohsv the frtm&ly undorfcf&av WEtm IT. when he said, 
an t;h© great tradition o.e the Bods c , tf WB W& J.FFi r LTOT 5 

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received, and I want to thank you and your husband for your 
very kind expression of confidence in the work being done by 
the FBI. Your interest in my book, "Masters of Deceit, " as 
well as your generous evaluation of it, is also appreciated. 

In response to your request, I am enclosing 
some items on the subject of communism which you may find 
pertinent at this time. 

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4-17-61 statement re internal security One Nations Response to b^ ~~* 

Communist Illusion & Democratic Reality V Comuriism 

NOTE: On the basis of information furnished, correspondent is not identifiable 
in Bufiles. It has come to the Bureaus attention that the Four Freedoms 
Study Group and its affiliated orga nization, the American Heritage Study Group, 
sponsored by | I pf Kirkwood, Missouri, is utilizing Dr. Fred 

Schwarz as a speaker,, and for this reason, requests for literature from persons 
in these groups are not being granted. Universit y City is in th is same area; 



however, since we have no definite knowledge that ] | current 

correspondent, is a member of one of these two specmc groups, three 
publications are being forwarded. /.^ 

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Attention: Mr, J. Edgar Hoover 

Dear Mr. Hoover; 

Havihg just reacLgrpu expose of the Communist Party in 
your outstanding hoo ^Masters of Deceit" , my husband and 
I have bought several copies and passed them among our 
friends and relatives. We are very appreciative of the 
great work you have done and are doing in regards to the 
Communist Criminal Conspiracy. 

My husband and I are members of a Study Group here 
in St. Louis and also participating in the Junior Chamber 
of Commerce, Anti Communism Committee. Being new to the * 
subject of Communism, our groups would appreciate it if 
you would send us information, reports and literature you 
have or have written on Communism. 

W e have seen films and heard tapes by such speakers 
as Dr. Fred Schwarz and Herbert Philbrick and are 
convinced that we must pass this knowledge and any 
literature available on the sub ject on to our friends. W e 

have become acquainted with the| (who were the 

first pekple to start a Study Group in the United States 
and who are now head of the Four Freedoms Inc. Organisation 
in the St. Louis area). 



Thank you in advance for your attention to this. 

Yours, very truly, 



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DR. TERRY GODLOVET"cLERKlbV SESStON 
MISS ALICE WILSON, MINISTER OF MUSIC 
MRS. EDWIN RODMAN, ORGANIST 
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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Shank: you for your letter of Jnne 22th in which you 
>*3 expressed appreciation for my favorable remarks regarding 
J"Mas t erg o f Dec ei tj 1 . I am deeply grateful to you for your 

excellent hook, -which was a real eye-opener to me. There 

is always the danger of complacency and indifference to 
Communist infiltration. I hope your hook will he very 
widely read and that people will become alive to the dan- 
gers of those who would disrupt our way of life. 




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Mr. C<j 
Mr. B^I&Ttcii 
Mr. Ev&nS 
Mr. Malone„ 
Mr. Rosen„ 
Mr. Sullivan- 
Mr. TaveL_ 
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ORDER OF WORSHIP 
Father 1 s Day, June 18, 1961 



Organ Prelude j 

The Westminster Chimes 

Introit: "The Lord is in His Holy Temple" 

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*The Hymn No. 365 St. Gertrude 

"Onward, Christian Soldiers" ] 

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*The Invocation and the Lord' s Prayer j 

*The Apostles' Creed and the Gloria Patri j 

5JC Sfct -T* *!* H 4 "j 

The Reception of New Members 1 

The Anthem Shelley j 

"Hark, Hark My Soul" 

Mrs. Barbara Bayliss and Miss Carol Morley 

The Scripture Jude I-25 . 

***** 

The Pastoral Prayer 

*The Hymn Ho. J>kk Mensch Si eh 

"Forgive Lord Our Severing Ways" 
The Dedication of Offerings 

The Offertory Solo Thompson 

"Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling" 
Mr. Gene Larman 
*The Doxology 
The Sermon 

"THE CONSPIRACY TO DIVIDE CHURCHES" 
The Text Jude 19 "It is these who set up divisions, 

worldly people, devoid of the 
Spirit." 

*The Hymn No. 3U3 Boylston 1 

"Blest Be the Tie That Binds" j 

The Benediction j 

Organ Postlude j 

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♦Congregation to stand *****Opportunity to usher j 

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We heartily welcome our visitors to our service and j 
hope you will speak to the pastor "before leaving the 
Sanctuary. If you wish to unite with this Church, j 
please check the welcome card, and put it in the 
offering plate, or tell the pastor after the service. 



THE BIBLE IN PICTURES (with over 1000 illustrations' - 
9 full color pages) list price $4.95 ^y again "be 
purchased through the Church Office through the court- 
esy of the Harding Foundation. Words are KingJaraes 

Version. Price of the book is $1.50. 

***** 

EVERY ADULT MSMBER OF GARDEN MEMORIAL CHURCH SHOULD 
READ "MASTERS OF DECEIT" by J. Edgar Hoover. 352pp 
A Cardinal Giant Pocket Book 50^ "The Communist 
Party's attack is geared to the wide variety of Amer- 
ican life. It is the function of mass agitation to 
exploit all the grievances, hopes, aspirations, pre- 
judices, fears, and ideals of all the special groups 
that makeup our society, social, RELIGIOUS, economic, 
racial, political. Stir them up. SET ONE AGAINST 
THE OTHER. DIVIDE AND CONQUER. That's the way to 
soften up a democracy." p.l&5« Read what the Bible 
has to say in Romans l6: 17, I Corinthians 1: 10, 
Mark 3: 25. 

A letter of transfer was granted to - Miss Yvanda 
Ballard to unite with the First Presbyterian Church 
of Portland, Oregon. 

The Session ordered that when any church property, is 
loaned that a record shall be made in a manner pres- 
cribed by the Property Manager, Mr. Clayton Henderson 
LU 4-6075. 

Mr. Gehe Larman, a graduate of Berea College, vfho is 
planning to do graduate work-in the fall at the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky has been approved by the Session 
to act as a sponsor or similar capacity with the youth 
of the Church. Mr. Larman is under the care of the 
Y/ashington City Presbytery as he prepares . for a 
Christian Vocation. He hopes to teach in a Presby- 
terian or Christian college. 

The Senior High Youth Fellowship will have a course 
of study. "THE HM TESTAMENT AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE" 
A book of the New Testament will be surveyed at each 
Sunday evening meeting of the group, according to Rev. 
Ernest Wu, Assistant Minister, 



The deadline for the TJNITED CLOTHING APPEAL . is this 
Sunday, June IS; Good wearable. articles may be placed 
in the clothing collection box located in Fellowship 
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Mr. Joseph Jennings Sr. was elected Chairman of the 
Building Construction Committee by the Session. Mr. 
Grover Baldwin Sr„ and Mr* Bussell Broderick are also 
serving on this Committee* 

This Committee has been given authority to make de- 
cisions which involve construction and facility but 
do not involve program revisions. This Committee will 
be active until 12 months after acceptance of the 
Education Building from the contractor! Ill contact 
with the- architect, Mr» Frank Duane, shall be made 
through the Chairman of the Building Construction 

Committee. 

***** 

Call upon your pastor for pastoral counselling. Your 

pastor is as near as your telephone, and he wi3,l be 

glad to visit with you either in his study or in your 

home to help you with your spiritual or other problems. 

***** •- 

Mrs. Gladys Beasley Wishes to thank everyone for 
their prayers, flowers, cards and visits during her 
recent illness. They certainly helped to makette 
stay in the hospital more pleasant. 

***** 

BEPOETB) ILL - PLEA.SE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS: 

Dorothy Sylvis; Virginia Bissonette; William 
Wodell; Gladys Beasley; Mrs. J, G. Muenzer; 
AnnaJEverham; John Nawara, Georgetown Univ. 
Hospital, Room 505^; Maurice Norton, E-2, 
Mount Alto Hospital, Wisconsin Avenue, W; 
.Mr. and..Mrs...O. D. Taff 

Please telephone the Church Office when you recover 
^so that your name can be removed from the list. 



ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY: 175 
Weekly Budget Heceipts Building Fond Receipts 
$600.^5 $811.15 

The Greeters today are Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Peck, Jr. 

In charge of the Nursery in Social Hall during the 

Worship Service is a member of the Hope Circle. 

***** 

There will be a Coffee Fellowship following the Ser- 
vice in Fellowship Hall, downstairs. Deacon in charge 
for June is Mr. Humphrey McGregor. 

DEACON OF THE WEEK: Mr. William Kaiser, LUdlow U-0U62 

Head EZRA, NEHEMIAH, and ESTHER, the Bible Books of 

the Week, before next Sunday, June 25. 

***** 

After the Church Service the Church Officers will 
leave for a Spiritual Retreat, at the Lodge of the 
Carpenter, Dayspring Retreat Farm, Neelsville Church 
Road, Germantown, Md. Retreat leaders will be Rev. 
Lewis Hutton of Capitol Hill Church and Rev. John 
Robert Topping. The cost will be $1.00 plus a pro- 
rata share of the cost of two meals. 

The Willing Workers will not meet on Tuesday, June 20. 

The Deacons Meeting is postponed to 8": 00 PM on Thurs- 
day, June 22, as the Moderator, Rev. John Robert Top- 
ping, will be a Commissioner to the Synod, June 19-22. 

***** 

Junior High Fun Night at 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall.* 

Mission of the five Southeast Presbyterian Churches 
will be held in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, June 25, 
from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. The Pastor and two Elders from 
each church will be present. 

A cordial invitation is extended to our congregation 
to attend an Open House today from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
at the new Presbyterian Home, 305O Military Road, NW. 
The ladies of the Women's Board are in charge of the 
arrangements, and refreshments will be served. 

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CHURCH DIRECTORY 

Member of the.. United Presbyterian Church / U.S.A., Synod of Baltimore, Presbytery 
of Washington City, and affiliated with the Council of Churches, National Capital 
Area, The National Council of Churches, and the World Council of Churches. 

The Reverend John Robert Topping, Pastor.' 1730 16th Street, S.E. 

Manse Telephone: LUdlow 1-1242 Church Telephone: LUdlow 1-6712 

Miss Alice Wilson, Minister of a Music Mrs. Kathleen Rodman, Organisf 

Mrs. Claire Kleppjnger, Church Secretary Mr. Richard Morris, Sexton 



Mr. Harry McNeely 
Mr; Charles Pates- 
Mr. Lester .Winstanley 
Dr. David Ffazer 



Mrs. Loma Allen ,Sr. 
Mr. Hunter .Phillips 
Mr. Herman Schweitzer 
N^r. Bernard Ullom 
Mrs. Carrie Zost. 



Miss Dorothy French 
Mrs. Annie Curtis 
Mr. Bruce Baylrss 

N\r, Carl Zost 



THE SESSION 

Dr. Jerry Godlove (Clerk) 
Mrs. Dorothy Pierce 
Mrs, Louise Peck 
Mr. Robert Jones 

THE DEACONS 

Mrs. Audrey Rinehardt 
Mr. Russell Broderick 
Mrs. Kitty Vaden 
Mr. Stuart Craft 
Mr. Philip Wilson 

THE TRUSTEES 

Mr. William Faw 
Mr. Harry McNeely 
Mr. Frank Vandegrift 



Mr. Grover Baldwin, Sr. 

Mr. Unit Crossley 

Mrs. Myra Millar 

Mr. E. C. Purdy 



Mr, William Kaiser. 

Mrs. Mary Henderson 

•Mr. Humphrey McGregor 

Miss Emily Smith 

Mrs. Pat Topping 

Mr. Richard Robins 

Mr. Melvin Millar 

Mr. Melvin Peck 



STATED 

Session 2nd Sunday 

Session Committees 4th Wednesday 

Deacons . ♦ ;\3rd Wednesday 

. Trustees 1st Tuesday 

Christian Healmg Tuesday after 

Service fist Sunday 

Prayer Meeting and 

Bible Study Each Wednesday 

Sanctuary Choir : . . . Each Thursday 

Highlanders (U.P, Men) 3rd Friday 

Women's Guild (U.P. Women).. 1st Sun. 

in' March; June 8c 

"December, 3rd 

Sunday in Sept. 

• Esther Circle .* 1st Monday 

Faith Circle 1 st Tuesday 

Hope Circle 1st Tuesday 

Loyalty Circle 1st Monday 

Mary-Martha Circle 1st Monday 



MEETINGS 

Miriam Circle. . . . # 1st Tuesday 

Ruth Circle 1st Tuesday 

Willing Workers 3rd Tuesday 

Se^masters : . . . .One Saturday 

Senior Mariners 2nd Saturday 

! Leila Bible Class 4th Monday 

Friendship Class 3rd Tuesday 

Men's Bible Class 4th Sunday 

Golden Opportunity 

Club 2nd Wednesday 

Senior High Fun Night 2nd Friday 

Junior High Fun Night 4th Friday * 

Cufc> Scout Pack-8&/ Den 6- * Each Tuesday 

Boy Scouts No. 22 Each Tuesday 

Explorer Post No. 22 Each Monday 

Brownie Troop No. 12 Each Tuesday 

Girl Scouts No. 777 Each Monday 






SUNDAY SERVICES 

Church School 9:30 A.M. 

' Service of Common Worship 1 1:00 A.M. 

'Junior High United Presbyterian Youth 5:30 "P.M. 

Senior High United Presbyterian Youth. . ... : 6:00 P.M. 

Single Young Adults 4 .. 7:00 P.M. 

COMMUNION SUNDAYS: First Sunday in February, April, June, August, October 

and December. Prayer Vigil in Preparation for Holy Com- 
: " munion held each Saturday preceding Communion Sunday. 

BAPTISM: Held the second Sunday in February, April; June, August, October and 
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I am pleased to learn that you are reading 
' Masters of Deceit. T This book was written in the hope~that 
it would become a primer ior Americans and free people 
throughout the world interested in learning more about the 
menace of communi? ;m and to alert them to the evik resulting 
from thi* godless doctrine. Letter^ such a-; youri confirm 
that the publication it? serving it., intended parpo^e. 

In regard to the matter you discussed, I would 
like to assure you that the FBI is iully aware of the communist 
activity in this country and that we are fulfilling our responsibility 
in the internal security field. You may have no fear in this 
respect at we are constantly alert to an> action on their part 
that is in violation oi federal law. 

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JUNE 26, 1961 






MR, J. EDGAR HOOVER 

DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

WASHINGTON, D.C. 

DEAR MR. HOOVER, s~\ 

WITH MUCH INTEREST, I AM READING YOUR BOOK . "MASTERS OF DECEIT* . 

j reie, aoujuul. 

THIS BOOK* IN ALL IT'S REALISM, GOULD SCARE A PERSON, TO THINK THAfi Mr. Ingram 
THIS IS GOING ON IN OUR FREE UNITED STATES. I Miss Gaudy 



SIR. THE THING THAT BOTHERS ME. AS WELL AS A FEW FRIENDS WITH WHOf 
|»VE BEEN oiSGUSS ING THE BOOK, IS THE FACTfHAT THE FBI KNOi HJUL & ' 
U4LBX THE COMMUNIST PARTY LEADERS ARE I WHY AREN'T WE DOING SOME : 
THING ABOUT THEM? WHY DO WE LET THEM SIT UNDER OUR NOSES & CONSPIRE 
TO OVERTHROW OUR GOVERNMENT? 

I REALIZE THE UNITED STATES IS A FREE COUNTRY, WHERE WE ALLOW THE 
FREEDOM OF SPEECH, PRESS, ETC.* BUT THE COMMUNIST rfliUT la uurmi 1 1 m* 
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been received, and I appreciate the interest prompting your 
communication. 

In response to your request, I would like to 
point out that this Bureau has no provision for distributing 
my book, "Masters of Deceit. " May I suggest you contact 
your local library for a copy or write directly to its pub- 
lishers, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison 
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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Please send me one of your books title~MA.STER OF DECEIT. A friend 
of mine that work for the F.B.I, here told me about this book and he 
also let me read the one that he had. 

As a pastor of the church here I am sure that this book will be a 
great asset to me in putting this program over to our people, so may 
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Your letter of June 21 has been received, and 
I do want you to know that I sincerely appreciate your kind 
comments concerning my book, "Masters of Dsceit." It was 
written in the hope that it would become a primer for those 
interested in learning more about the true nature and objec- 
tives of the Communist Party. In view of your interest, I 
am enclosing some additional material on the general subject 
which you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

0. Ecfcar Hoover 



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March 1, 1960 LEB Introduction 
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June 21, 1961 



Mr* J. Edgar Hoover, Director, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 



My Dear Sir: 

Last week I received a very pleasant 
surprise from a frignd in Santa Maria, Calif. It was 
a copy of your bookT" Masters of Deceit". 



224 J - Bbth Avenue 
Oakland 5 California 



I have been away from Santa Maria for 
10 years, but this incident recalls to mind the 10 
years I spent there doing accounting work and among 
other things cooperating with my brother Knights in 
spreading the truth about the Red Menance, 

My experience with this subject goes 
back to the days hsfW> a the Red revolution. A man by 
the name of | l operated a barber shop in the 
neighborhood and talked Karl Marx to his customers. 
At the time I considered it just a topic of conversation 
to pass the time while cutting hair, but one day he 
invited me to his house to look st some books, and what 
I saw was a library of over 20 volumes on Marx, and right /2/y$ 
them and there I said to myself, this thing is for real. KJ6rr l 

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wag intended as a basic text on communism, and I am 
pleased that you have found it beneficial. 

In view of your interest, I am enclosing 
some material on communism which you may like to 
read. 

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An Analysis of the 17th National Convention of the Communist 
Party, USA and 3-1-60 Law Enforcement Bulletin Introduction. 
4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 
Christianity Today Series 
One Nation' s Response To Communism 
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Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I would like to take this opportunity to ^Cf^. 
you on your outstanding booF^tej^oqe^t « Th.s 
book is awakening many people to the danger of the 
Communist conspiracy. 

, u, n „iH I ike to also congratulate you on the tremendous 
ob you Ire do?ng as Director of the Federal Bureaj i of 
invest! cat ion You have become- a real symbol to most 
peopfe of an outstanding American doing all you can to 

peupic? ^i )lh .:~ Kpen ud the ob you and the 

preserve our republ ,c Ke ep uprne j y Coi ™ is+ 

Bureau are doing to alert our peopie ^ 

menace. 




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specific quotation to which you referred. In view of your interest 
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One Nation's Response To Communism 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

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Dear Mr. Hoover; 

Some time ago I read in the Congressional 
Record a quotation from a Communist book (or pamphlet) 
of instructions to their, workers in connection with the Youth 
of the United States. They were told to make friends with 
boys and girls in schools or colleges and elsewhere, and 
encourage them to drink and take dope and read degrading 
books, '' etc. I think the quotation was in an article or speech 
which paid tribute to you and the splendid work you have done 
and are continuing to do, to save us from the Communists. 
I shall be very grateful to you if you can send me that 
quotation, and/or anything else you may have along that line. 



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is appreciated. • • .."" 

In response to your request, my book, "Mas tery 
of Deceit, »« is usually available in public libraries or may Be 
purcKasSd at local bookstores. If you cannot obtain a copy in your 
community, you can secure one by writing to the publisher, Holt, 
Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, 
New York. 

Our supply of the specific pamphlet you mentioned 
is depleted; however, in view of your interest in communism I am 
enclosing some other literature on this subject. 

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Dear SiR: 

I want your BOOK-" Masters of Deceit, " 
also pamphlet Communist TARget— -Youth. f How 
& Where can I get this literature? (thank you) 
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Director 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I have received a copy of your book ^Masters of iBbs&jfc ^ 
for which I am deeply grateful. I shall read it with a great deal 
of interest and profit. 

As Chairman of the Internal Security Committee of the 
National Association of Attorneys General, I have become 
~~ increasingly aware of the importance of vigorous and unflagging 
j efforts to combat Communism. Tour leadership in this respect 
I is recognized throughout the world. 

The cooperation and assistance of Inspector Lynn Edwards 
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Your letter of June 2«>, 1961, has been received 
in Mr. Hoover's absence from Washington, and I am acknowledging 
it for him. 

Enclosed is material available for distribution 
by the FBI which I hope will be of assistance to you along the 
line you mentioned. I am sure Mr. Hoover will be happy to 
know of your preference to use his book, "Masters of Deceit, " 
which was written as an easy-to-read primer on communism. 

With reference to the question you raised, I 
regret to inform you that Mr. Hoover has adopted a long-standing 
policy of not making specific recommendations as to what a course 
of study such as you are contemplating should include. We are not 
in a position, of course, to know what programs are currently 
bein& taught on this subject in New York, but it is suggested that 
you consider the advisability of corresponding with the Commissioner 
of Education, New York State Department of Education, Albany, New 
York, who may be in a position to help you. 



Sincerely yours, 



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Communist Illusion And Democratic Reality 
Three-Part Series from Christianity Today 
One Nation's Response To Communism 



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N. Y. State recently made optional.' a course 
on Communism in high schools. In trying to set up a course of 
study, bibliography, and select a textbook for this course your 
suggestions would be most helpful. 

My own preference is for a course based on 
Master 1 s of Deceit and The Naked Communist using these as 
textbooks supplemented by other books and pamphlets. 



Your preferences will aid me in making 
suggestions in the school district where I am employed and in 
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Concerning the book, I sent ft to you with the original 
paper jacket and a plastic book jacket- pover. The book was. re- 
turned without the jacket and cover* If i these are still in your 
office-, please send them to me. i 

During the summer I intend t6, continue distributing 
information sheets on the Communist menace in my neighborhood. 
The sheets will be of the type ' £ sent, you with my letter of. June 
21st. I also intend to pursue a course of self study of. Communism, 
rereading your book and the. many publications. 2 have received from 
the U.&., Government Printing Office. [' 

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Washington, D. G. 

Dear Mr, Hoover: 

I am in receipt on tiwrs date of your very kind letter 

and also of your book^Masters of Deceit^ which you so 

graciously sent to me, 

I am indeed honored by your letter and the book, and 
my two sons at home will be most happy in that they too 
are very ardent admirers of you. 

Thank you very much for your kindness and with best 
personal wishes, I remain 



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I have previously advised the Bureau of the fact 
that the Dallas School System had ordered 10,000 copies of the 
paper bound edition of "Masters of Deceit" . Also, I understand 
that the paper bound editions in Dalas are continually sold out 
at the various news stands. 



On 6/29/61 P 1 2904 Highwood Ave., Dallas, 

called me and stated he has t^fed in vain for two or three weeks 
to get a dozen copies of the paper back edition of "Masters of 
Deceit" and each news dealer has indicated to him that they have 
the book on back order and can't seem to get additional copies 
from Pock et Books, Inc., 1 West 39th Street,, New York 18, N. Y. 
| | stated he felt that perhaps someone was trying to 
deliberately hold back the mass production of this book, which 
he felt was the finest book of its kind ever written. He 
indicated that he was going to write letters to someone, and he 
was not specific as to who this would be, trying to get some 
action for the mass publication of this book. 

The foregoing is for the information of the Bureau 
atid it is respectfully suggested that perhaps the New York 
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Your letter dated June 28, 1961, has been received, ^ 
and the motives prompting your writing me are appreciated. •"*• 

In response to your request, I am enclosing material 
on the general subject of communism which offers citizens sugges- 
tions as to how they can take effective action in helping to protect 
our American way of life. If you are unable to secure a copy of my 
book/^MastersJ>fJDecQit^! , in your local bookstores, it is suggested 
that you contacrfts publishers* Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. , 
383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, New York. 



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Enclosures (5) 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
Director's Statement re Internal Security 4-17-61 
How to Beat Communism 
One Nation's Response to Communism 



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Dear Mr. Hoover,. 

I recently heard a very stirring speech by Mr. John Penington 
of tfithita Palls, Texas on the subject of the Communist infil- 
tration of the United States. This speech alarmed me to the 
point that I want to be better informed on this subject. I 
am a young engineer with two children,, whose future I would 
like to safeguard. 

Please send me any information you may have on this grave danger 
to our American way of life. Also tell me how I may obtain a 
copy of your booic, Masters of Deceit . 
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ignored. BufLles contain nothing derogatory concernin g | 

Mr. DeLoach met him 4-19-56 in the office of Congressman T. Asnton 
Thompson, Democrat of Dallas. Congressman Thompson and | | 

were interested in knowing at that time what assistance jthe ^ureau couia 
extend to them with regard to the disappearance^! one' £ampton Hanley 

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Dear Mr. DeLoach: 



Hope that you will pardon my burdening you with the enclosed, 
and if you think that I am too too conservative please advise, for I know that you 
a re in a position to know and I am prejudical. 

I wonder if Mr. Hoover ever thought of having his book "Masters 
of Deceit" made into a documentary type film— I think that if this were done 
that it would be as popular as "Gone With the Wind"— John Wayne might be 
interested. I would be glad to do some leg work for him— and I know that it is 
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inviting you to visit us five years ago anp even yet sne occasionally asks me when 
you and Congressman T. A. Thompson are coming to see us (she plans on putting 
you on exhibition)and by the way she has two little sisters (4 1/2 and 2 1/2). 

If you see Mr. Thompson, tell him that his sister from Louisiana , 
my old home, came by to see us a few weeks ago and that she was in fine fettle 
and as pretty as ever and could still win a beauty contest. 

If there is ever anything that I can do for you or for my country , do 
not hesitate to advise and in closing, I want to wish you and yours everything that 
you wish yourselves. 



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P. S. : I told Mf^ Welch a few months ago that I would not join The John Birch 
at present due to the fact that I was too far to the right of them and also that being 
on the outside that I might be of more value to our common cause in work, tij^e and , % 

PPSS: Please do not forget to mention the film idea to Mr. Hoover- -I'll go all out 
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Fiasco in Cuba 
Not Viewed As 
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Event Attributed 
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Slant on History 

By MEDFORD EVANS 

President Kennedy's fiasco 
in Cuba was not a casual 
blunder, but the logical result 
of a wrong view of history. 

Since the view in question is one 
to which he appears totally com- 
mitted, we may expect other 
events which will also seem dis- 
astrous to the average American. 

President Kennedy thinks of him- 
self as the "leader of the greatest 
revolutionary country on Earth." 
That is how he referred to himself 
at the birthday party given him 
in .Boston the day before he left 
for Europe to see Khrushchev. 

Out of context, the words are 
harmless. They must be under- 
stood, however, in the light of the 
fact that four days earlier, in a 
message to Congress, he said: "The 
great battleground for the defense 
and expansion of freedom today is 
the whole southern half of the 
globe: Asia, Latin America, Africa 
and the Middle East— the lands of 
the rising peoples. Their revolution 
is the greatest in human history." 

Presumably, no contradiction is 
intended between referring to the 
United States as "the greatest 
revolutionary country on Earth" 
and saying of the Asian, African, 
and Latin American countries that 
"their revolution is the greatest in 
human history." These two judg- 
ments are consistent if one con- 
siders that our country is greater 
than any one of those others, but 
not greater than all of them put 
together, and that our revolution 
has succeeded while theirs is still 

in process. 

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THE IMPORTANT thing is that 
the President of the United States 
believes that the American Revo- 
lution and the current "revolution 
of rising peoples" are historically 
alike. Kennedy revealed this as- 
pect of his thought four years ago 
when as a senator he encouraged 
those Algerians who were and are 
in rebellion against the French. 
Then, as now, he assumed that the 
revolutionaries in hitherto colonial 
and quasi-colonial countries today 
are as righteously motivated as 
were our ancestors—that "they 
seek an end to injustice, tyranny, 
and exploitation." This assumption 
makes an unjust, tyrannical ex- 
ploiter out of France. 

Trouble is, the same line of rea- 
soning tags the United States as 
an unjust, tyrannical exploiter in 
Latin America. There, according 
to the renegade C. Wright Mills, 
"all the revolutions of consequence 
will be economically against the 
Yankee monopolies— and so also, 
politically, against the Yankee gov- 
ernment." Cuba is one of those 
"lands of the rising peoples" that 
President Kennedy referred to, and 
Castro's is part of that "revolu- 
tion" which Kennedy called "the 
greatest in human history." A psy- 
chologist might well say that the 
real reason why Kennedy could not 
defeat Castro in April was that 

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deep down he thought Castro was 
right 

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IF SO, THEN he must think, 
deep down, that all those revolu- 
tionary movements round the 
world, which the Communists urge 
forward, are right. But those move- 
ments are not led by men who 
think that the United States is 
right. Those leaders think that our 
wealth and power result from "im- 
perialist" advantages of which they 
hope to deprive us. It is disturbing 
to suspect that the President of 
the United States may feel toward 
Asian, African and Latin American 
revolutionary leaders of today a 
sense of moral inferiority, for 
which he attempts to compensate 
by claiming that the American 
Revolution of 1776 was a forerun- 
ner of these in the world now. 

Of course, it was not. The com- 
parison is false. To be sure, in each 
case there are three groups of 
people involved: (1) the native 
population, (2) the European set- 
tlers, (3) the Europeans of the 
mother country. Today's "revolu- 
tions" are all by the native popu- 
lation against the Europeans, but 
our "American Revolution" was by 
the European settlers against the 
mother country. George Washing- 
ton was not an American Indian, 
but an Englishman. He was paral- 
lel, not to Ferhat Abbas of the 
Algerian rebels, but to the French 
generals in Algeria. (Sad to think 
that this makes a sort of George 
III out of De Gaulle.) The facts 
of history involved here are simple 
enough. There is no evidence, how- 
ever, that President Kennedy or 
his intellectual advisers understand 
them. 

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THE PRESIDENT'S expression 
of enthusiasm for the "revolution" 
in "the whole southern half of the 
globe ... the lands of the rising 
peoples" seems to echo the follow- 
ing: "the vast colonial and semi- 
colonial world has become an un- 
quenchable blazing hearth of the 
revolutionary mass movement"— 
which is from "Theses and Revolu- 
tions of the Sixth World Congress 
of the Communist International," 
adopted in Moscow in 1928. Tasks 
assigned to Communists in the 
same document include struggle 
against "segregation and other 
methods of American bourgeois 
democracy" in the Southern United 
States. 

EDITOR'S NOTE — Medford 
Evans* column, "The South: 
Soviet Target," is a regular 
feature of The Journal's edi- 
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t OUWARD: If a Journalist would drese this article up, and tone it down, and if every 
newspaper in the country would run it on the first page a few tinea, our "party of the, 
ConaUtutlon" (Right Wing) would be horn, grow up and take over before oblivion, darkness 
and final destruction ensues. 

Compound intelligently, nix thoroughly, and use at once as a perasnent life saving antidote 
to throw off (and up) the effects of deadly cobra type progressive-soclalistic-coranunistic 

governowxt* 

Minorities could sake strange bed-fellows (jaw* these words), and the most potent *<«<* 
that the country baa ever known - once organised properly and aroused to white heat. The 
following Minority OrOups all believe in the saw things - their Ood and their Country - 
in the broadest sense and are therefore peredoxieally not alncrity groups at all. They 
are the Heart, Brain and Brawn of our once great and respected country and coul» *~ ™e 
trusted caretakers of our lives and our liberty (old tis» definition), for when we are 
rescued in the latter part of the proverbial nick of tine, it will take much awter 
hoodlums and ISM specialists than we have known for the past 2| decades to ever lead a 
non-cam>laeent country down that crooked dangerous Moscow oaxe again. The following are . 
the ingredienta and all that they need are intelligent cooperative application, with no 
admixture of prejudice, low, pause Just a «M*nt before reading further and P«*P«? 
yourself for a Hichter-type Jolt of a nagnitude approaching 10. Here are the unbeatable, 

when organised, Minority groups and incidentally in the history of the W'i^or 

good or for bad, the minority groups have done the changing, and this is a well known 
universal truth and fact. 

1. CXBBBRTATIVB, HOOVER - TYPE REPUBLIC**}, augaented by cowcientioue, finally awakening 
ambers of Socialist Party #1, better and currently known as Modern Republicans, or if 
I jsay coin a phrase - " BepuftT • 



2. ceWKftVATlW SOOTHBW DEMOCRATS, augmented by the sane type conscientious dissatisfied 
Members ef Socialist Party #2, now known as the Liberal Beamets of the lorth, and 
Vest. While coining, how about Beai-erackst Dead aeens half or less than half. 

3. tease camps - all delusive. 

k. PKFBSSIORAL CHDUPS - II US BROADEST SEME. 

5. CAPTIVE URSLL10RRT URXUR MEMBERS. 

6. FARMERS - they know now that subsidiee cost then rougJUy 2* to 1, plea a bookkeeping 
staff. 

7. VBTEBABS - ask them about the Veterans Medieal Progrea and Pederal efficiency. 

8. SHE ARMBD PtHOa - The Marine Corps to head them, as they are better known as 
Haberdashery Barry's Police Force. 

9* SENIOR CrnZBMS - no ex plan a tion needed. 

10. jaOJSnatWta - again no explanation. 

11. C0BVBRT8. 

12. OTHER MUCBlrY O0UPS. 

13. "LUCEY 13" - Household staffs of "About-face Ike', ^^^^7^^^^ 
Honorable Adaas ', with the Ooldfinery, plus ex-ccnwunicated deep-freese Vice presidents, 
and disgruntled Vicuna-coat officials. 



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It Is a well known scientific fact that a coram tossed coin (even counterfeit) would have 
been (and still is for that Batter) far, far superior to our Isst-f^fcresidents in making 
minor and major decisions, foreign and domestic, The coin would only be wrong 50jfc of the 
tin*, according to the law of averages. That would be roughly twice as good as both of 
them put together, with plenty to spare, and this Is a fact. 

2HR PARTT CT OBS CCBBTITOTJOrS PLASFORM 

(Our platform formers must make you realise and never forget that moderately advanced 
Socialism is a double first cousin to ComnuniBm, a twin brother to Fascism and ttasism. and 
a near relative to other pusillanimous Imported' 1MB. With this taken care of, the 
opposition is going to have a hell of a time calling us anything but backward old-style 
Americans. 

Rather than platform planks, it is suggested that the word "timber" be substituted, as 
there is more to undo, than there is to do.) 

1. Discharge, fire, commit, or better still, Impeach for gross imeoapetenee and ignorance 
the indicated "pinkos" in the Supreme Court - my left hand is itching to substitute 
treason for simplification and a nearer charge - this Utter might well be of benefit 
to any future decayed apple or would be - new order type! 

2. So away with other fellow travelers in high, medium, and low places. 

3. Repeal indicated Dsalish Laws - ie. lew, Fair, Foul and Onder-tbe-Beck Deals. 

h, stop our world wide give-away programs .... in several quarters, they are already 
as ransom from myopic would-be popularity contestants, meaning the Big Chief and 
lasoediate aids . 

5. Keep our damn noses out of other peoples • business, foreign and domestic - a recent 

example of this, plus stupidity personified, was the forcing (and the word is "the" anc 
not "our" on purpose as the decision was made by one two-faced man) of England and 
France out of Sues - they own nost of the ditch - thus complicating our Allies very 
existence and playing Russian Roulette at the same time. It Is a pity that the powers 
that be don't take up this game personally, rather than subject Mr. and Mrs. John Q. 
Citlsen to It several times a year. This, of course, is how not to win friends, not 
mentioning the influence. Even now the Administration is bragging about this and the 
follow-up action. Of course, you, the voter, in their opinions, are a very low grade 

moron. Xbey know better now, of course, but Just can*t resist using "the big lie" - 
the trump card - of politics. The same goes for Little Rock. 



6. Re-unite our country, which is needed more now than at say other time in our history, 
except before, during, and after the Civil War - the first of 3 wars that this country 
had no business being in at all, no*^ mentioning police actions. 

7* Congressional repeal of dangerous and objectionable treaties of the "Powder Keg" and 
"Bankruptcy " varieties. Adopt the old Rough Riders Formula - "Speak Softly and Carry 
a Big Stick". 

8. Re-activate the Hoover Commission, and this time act, to suit the present, and turn 

them loose on: 

a. Cl osin g out unnecessary meddling, expensive political bureaus - say demolish 
kQft - 6ojl of them, minimally. 

b. Adjust sad repeal throttling Federal laws, with an honest Congress, that 
stifle business, agriculture, private enterprise, and most of all, OS of 
the 0.8. 

c. Kick the Federal Government baby-pink buttocks out of private business 
for once and all. 

9. Raise the tariff lavs, so our factories and raw anterlals are not in competition with 
inferior imported products - Shades of the real old Republican and Democratic parties - 
anybody old enough to remember when this was the only major difference in the two 
parties - probably Illegal to teach such things in our censored schools and doubly- 
censored school textbooks. 



10. Set up * code of ethic for ell federal eagdoyee. with reel eteel trap teeth that bite 
deep and permanently - even • PreeiuenVe preeident or Aide~De-Csmp with less then 6 
stare? 

11. States Rights. The ©wet trouble with the voter, end I hope that tfale means you, is 
thet he has nothing much to pick free; between Socialist Party #1 and Socialist Party #2. 
It is like going to a bone-fids fire sale (sow extinct) - the great severity of the 
merchandise is damaged by fire; however, a snail percentage has had only a little water 
denes* (between the eere), with sone drying out and a little alteration will serve 
satisfactorily if properly handled end not subjected to too such strain, ss inevitably 
sone dry tot ha* set In that is usually not visible. This Is e sad situation when one 
has nothing to actually choose frost - he's between the Shocking-Pink Devil end the Depp 
Bed See. 

There ere son* good men in Congress - however, to get on either ticket one has to 
subscribe to s blanket agreement, i.e., a dangerous doctrine, and If he forgets it 
when elected like the late Senator McCarthy did, be etende about ae each chance of 
doing hie duty as he personelly sees it, ae the proverbial one-legged nan In you 
know what kind of a kicking content - Political Law #1 - forget campaign promiees to 
the voters but Maintain the IntrerProfeeeiouel Party'a Code - thie is sulrterraneaii 
(but deep) Rule #1, but not to be broken - and it's Sod reet your eoul If you do with 
few exceptions;. 



Herbert hoover - the nan* brings to nind another great American, J. Hdgar Hoover, who 
would eurely be happy to reeign his post for this chance to aid hie country, for be 
certainly has been, is now in a position to know the abyemal situation from first-hand 
knowledge and observation. Be would certainly be qualified, and in line f or e high 
ranking position, along with "you nan* them" boneet, upright, other old-faehioned 
Americans from both wings of the conservative major parties. I could neve ebout i 



doeen offhand. 

Basic trughful facte should be make plain concerning Hx-Preaident Hoover to escpel The 
Beg Lie that thie greet men caused the depression. Bs is regarded by jnenyoa our 
greatest president of ell time. Hie only give-away progrem wee thet of food to the 
hungry, not guns and money. Husaia did not get the recognition that the Dominican 
Bemfoli* or Monaco received - in fact, none. The* dubious honor went to his successor. 
Sinning up Mr. Hoover, the garth, South, Hast and West all agree that he is strictly 
above-board in everything end ea true-blue ae they come. 

How for his bedfellow - no fighting now, this Is e permanent truce like thet between 
the Blue end the Gray. 

COSSSFVATIVK IBP SOOTH BSftXftATlC PAHTT - hopelessly outnumbered, but flS^ere. Hven the 
ra^i^n both partiee readi* 

a rate exception of two are the only onee in that euguet body left thet have consistently 
fought Socialistic trends, overepending, usurpstion of atate and constitlonal rights, not 
trmentSn^ueh-he^tod foreign entajSemente. They have repeatedly grossed party lines In 
an endeavor to choose the leseer of t*o evil., luat , •* lot. ofyou *™ j^^H^' 
Their numbere are nil when the lisenhower - warren bulldoser combine link jp with Jfce 
rad^lfcrthern end Weetern l)emocrets. As of lo/ao/58, the chairmen of The national 
S^lS^irTlfi a-acunoed publicly thathe would and U -^^ ***** 2STST* 
Democrat* Join the HepubUeane or form a "weeky" 3rd party and if that doesn't pluck the 
SS^ehWt^rScS Democretic Perty'e band, th« the definition of deneenee. need* to 
SHhsnged. they mean thet they do not want the on* decent and ^f^***^ 
organisation with them any longer - for several reeeone, such ss • faif * 1 »« ^^^S^STL^ 
SSon, free wheeling by discarding the only brake, that they possess, thus pa ving the W 
to make the pupU ehow up the teacher by going Heeeia a couple better, not to mention twice 
Z fe^,^^evWsta5a*e patience. Aleo the new look modern Hepugs could become reel 
Sood^broSLTtothe greet northern end weefro *m»crake without even having tcr go to the 
SSlTofmaking time^onsuning deale (the work -double" belongs In this vicinity), thus 
iodide .^^T^^T^t^^rmr to their brand new Poll-Turbo Patherland Party. 



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for instance, the Janes Boys wouldn't have vented their aether or their sinister riding on 
s job with them, no Better hov much they respected or looked up to then. 

Tremendous sun* of money and e Billion or so workers ere purchasing (not on the tiae plan) 
Socialist Farty #£ of the garth and the Vest at this very time - to own as they see fit, the 
buyers, the Big Tine Unions, a la Capon*. 



Socialist Party #1, the Bepugs, of course are attempting the seme thing by bidding for the 
Masters* but they are at present lew nan cm the totes pole, hawing been struck out mentally 
with the kind aid of course of deals of the mutual vary lew back scratching variety* Keeping 
one another out of the mental relaxation institutions and jails make this sort of thing real 
handy part of the time, even if an occasional double-cross is overlooked for long term reason; 
or keeping the "misery loves company teams" operating, else who would play with themf 

Of course* ss long as you, old Jean Q. Public, puta up with what waa gradual IBM Evolution - 
fast tempo now - the afor em e nt io ned gangs diagnosis of mental apathy (narcolepsy)* 3rd stage 
of Zombilsm, on our parts must be fairly accurate. 

At lsast you now have a short summary of some of the high points of conditions and 
recoimaendatlotts and if you r sm smb s r nothing else that you have read, juat recall thia 
prediction: You will by 1972 - 1976 have absolutely no quarrel with Communism, being by 
then, one and the ease thing. That new baby down the street will not know any better, and 
you better not tell him, or come the Police. Be will consequently blend In with his new way 
of life* but you adults - especially you mlddle-agers and oldsters - will have your years 
shortened by horrible emotional turmoil about what you didn't do, which won't generate much 
sympathy, as you, poor folia, the only group that could have done something constitutionally 
siaqpty remained unorganised and mesmerised and failed to form that Bew Party of the 
Constitution in 1958 or 1959 or i960 - 1961 would be a little late. . 

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and the interest which prompted you to write is appreciated. 

I am pleased that you read my book, "Masters of 
^Deceit, " and I would like to be of assistance with regard to your 
Inquiry; however, this Bureau does not maintain the information 
you desire. The FBI is strictly an investigative agency of the 
Federal Government and, as such, does not make evaluations 
nor draw conclusions as to the character and integrity of any 
individual, organization or publication. 

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Dear Mr. Hover, 

Please send me the names of groups in America who 
are engaged in stemming the flo of Communism. 

Your book "Masters of Deceit'* pius Dr. Fred Schwarz 
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Dear LIr. Chandler: 

roar loiter ci Juno U has fc~t,n received, and I 
want to thank you for jour kind prayers and generous comments. 

It was indeed gcud ol you to give mo the benefit 
of your observations concerning my cook, ".wasters ol Deceit. " 
This book waa written in tiw hope that it would become a ^rimer 
for Americans and free people throughout the world interested 
in learning mor* about the menace of communism. Letters such 
as yours are reassuring and confirm that the publication is serving 
its intended purpose. 

I would like to assure you that my only desire is to 
continue to serve our Nation in my present capacity to the best of 
my ability. I am enclosing some material which you may like to 
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Communist Illusion and Democratic tleality 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
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and have found a renewed sense of loyalty to oto " coiSt^^Hte^ 
greatest plague of our day is indifference to those things which 
really matter. I must confess that this personal attitude of 
unconcern had overtaken me. Your book has been a real challenge.] 

In this area there has been a great amount of interest shown 
in exposing the communist menace to our country. Many sources 
of information have been suggested but I want to be sure that 
whatever I use in the pulpit and classroom is completely accurate. 
Can you suggest information about the availibility of and where 
I may secure such material? 

Mr. Hoover, your task is often thankless and extremely hard 
at its best but rest assured that the work of the P.B.I, and fj 
yourself will have the undying gratitude of every sincere American^ 
I read in the newspaper yesterday where you have been the target f J 
of certain liberals in the government as well as all forces of V 
communism. Please do not allow the criticisms .of a few to detract 
you from the great work of preserving 

The Bible calls to our attend 
authority are "ministers of God." (Rom. 13). Tnjha^et gflafftf, 
by the people for such a work as you are doing is a high privilege ^ 
but to be set apart by God is even higher. Mr. fi> qBgp g-fl tt 6fc 1~\\ 
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fullest cooperation, our deepest understanding, .and^ our 
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Dear Miss Reese: 

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123 South Front Street, Manistique, Michigan, and 
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Your letter dated June 28, 1961, has been received. 

The thought prompting your contacting this Bureau 
is appreciated, and it is a pleasure to enclose material currently 
available for distribution by the FBI on the subject of communism. 
I hope that it will be of aid in connection with your research work. 

In response to your inquiry, if you are unable to 
secure a copy of my book, "Masters of Deceit, " in your local book- 
stores, it is suggested that you contact its publishers, Holt, Rinehart 
and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, New York. 
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help given during a Jsly apprehension of Roger Touhy and confederates. 

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Dear Sirs 

I am do research work for a paper I have to complete this 

summer on Communism, I am making this study on Communism 

in General but I am planning to include two special sections 

on Communism and Ibuth and Communism in our Churches, 

Any Material you can provide me and any suggestions where I 

may he able to get rno^ would be appreciated very much. 

Is Mr» Hoover *s Bookr Masters of Dece it, s till available? 
None of the Bookstores -in my areati have it and they say they!! 
can no longer obtain it,. 



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REQUEST FOR AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF 
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W. C. Sullivan respectfully requests an autographed copy of the 
Director's book. ^"Masters of D eceit. " Mr. Sullivan will present this book 
to a friend, | b f Hudson, Massachusetts. Mr. Sullivan is 

handling the purchase of the book separately. 

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ECOMMENDATION: 

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I have received your kind letter of July 1 and 
appreciate the interest which prompted your communication. 

It was certainly good of you to comment as you 
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Dear Sir: 



May K congr adulate you on your most superb and informative 
book "Masters of Deceit" • 



'with the true and terrifying facts of Conmunisum presented 
by you 9 to the American people and the Free world , we now 
have the Knowledge and insight we need to combat and defend 
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I have received your letter of June 30 and appreciate the 
concern which prompted your communication. It was good of you to afford 
me the benefit of your views and observations relative to the subje^tBSyou 
discussed. Thank you for your kind comments regarding my book ^Masters 
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an awareness of the growing menace of communism and who exhibit a desire 
to educate themselves to this threat to our freedoms, I am enclosing material, 
some of which provides suggestions for citizens along this line. 

In response to your other inquiries, I would like to advise that 
by an order of the Department of Justice information appearing in FBI files 
is maintained as confidential. I am sure you can realize my being unable to 
furnish any data relative to the association you mentioned. In addition, as a 
matter of long-standing policy I have made it a iDractiee not to inject either 
myself or this Bureau into matters pertaining to legislation. The last question 
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Communist Illusion & Democratic Reality 

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Th<s Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 
FecLerai Bureau of Investigation 
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Dear Mr. Hoover; ? — r 

Haying heard your name from the time I was a little girl as *) 
a man who gets things done and America 1 s Number One Man, Qi 
feel as though I amTwriting to an old family friend — in spite 
of the fact that this is the first letter I have sent you. 3) 

{Three months ago when I heard our minister say that America \. 

Jwas a "sick" country and would be better off under socialism,^ 
Red China should be admitted to the United Nations, etc., I ^ 
came to the rude personal awakening that Communism was more 
than a political party giving trouble overseas. I discovered! 
it, right here at home among people i have looked up to etna . 
felt were good Americans. I am not writing saying that our * 
minister is a Communist, whether he is or isn't, he is help- 
irlg them. So actually there is no difference as far as our , 
country's safety is concerned. 



I decided to learn all I could about this 
Knowing I didn't like it and didn't want it 
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;ains;k it. I joined a study group and am now starting one 
of my ^qwn. I have written for Congressional materials, read 
Dr. Schwartz 1 book and yours, Masters of Deceit s (which I 
found '.-excellent and extend my congratulations ) , and many other 
I forms of literature that uwte based on fact and truth. 

I, , have been doing the things suggested by Dr. Schwartz, by our 
study group, and by you as outlined in your book, but so mapy 
times, I feel that it" is not enough. So many of our people, are 
brain washed, apathetic, and just don't care, that I feel very 
ineffectual. It is a difficult and enormous job to try and 
waken Americans who have been purposely lulled toward socialism ^ ; 
for so many years by the Communists and 'their own lazigess. O • jg if. 

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The reason I am writing is to see what else I may So to help 
our country. I have traveled half way around the world, and I 
know we have the most wonderful country anywhere. It is heart- 
breaking to me to watch the Communists advancing steadily every- 
where—even in our own country, and most people don't realise 
we are in the middle of the most terrible way we've ever -fought 
and that we are losing this war. I have 'heard many people i*ho 
have been Communists for the FBI, and although I am sure that 
you would never utilise me in this manner, I am in earnest 
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four years of college on a scholarship and graduated with a 
B.A. from the University of Michigan in 19i?l ♦ I am ma rried 
to an Air Force sergeant who is now stationed in ^the^jO^euti^ir^ 
Islands on the DEKT line. While we were stationed in Japan, 
I was cleared for SECRET by our government and worked for 
four years for North American Aviation in Tachikawa, Japan. 
I am now confidential secretary for Mr. Henry Mabers, City 
Manager of Spokane. I also have two fine boys, aged 5 and ?♦ 

It is because David and John, my two boys, never may have 
the wonderful life I have had in our grand country, that it 
makes me feel so strongly that I must do more. If you feel 
that my background would lend me to be of help in any other 
way than the manner which you described in your book, I 
would be very appreciative to know. 

Also, would you be able to tell me how I may find out more 
about the American Communications Association and their 
association with monitoring the North Atlantic Cable tie 
lines and lease lines to the Pentagon.? I have heard from 
several different sources that it is a Coraaunist-backed 
association and yet th ? ey are allowed to continue their 
monitoring and that Congress knows this. 

Another of many things that has concerned me is that I 
would like to know what methods the communists used to let 
only one man allow the Smith Act of 1950 be allowed an 
extension for a final decision until October. Was the 
Justice Department deluged with mail or were other methods 
vised? I would like to know how we may help to see that 
the law can have teeth and go into effect in October no 
matter how many communists oppose it. If we only knew what 
to do, I am sure that the millions of Americans could be 
brought together and beat them at their own game. 

I did not mean to take so much of your time, but I earnestly 
hope that you may offer some answers or at least suggestions 
to the above. We Americans are certainly fortunate to have 
such a strong-minded and dedicated man as you are — and that 
you are on our side. 

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the FBI does not have copies of my book, "Masters of Deceit, " 
for distribution; however, it is usually available in public 
libraries or may be purchased at local bookstores. If you cannot 
obtain a copy in yoar community, you can secure one by writing"tq 
the publisher, Holt, Rinehart and Vanston, Inc., 383 Madison ~ n 
Avenue, New York 17, New York. u ~ 

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John Edgar Eoovor 
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Director's Statement Re Internal Security, 4-17-61 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
j2^#» Communist f Ill^siQn and Democratic Reality 

Threfe-Pte-* Series from Christianity Today 

— One Nation's Response To Communism 




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I have received your letter of July 5 and 
want to express my deepest appreciation for your interest 
in my bookj "Masters of Deceit. r ' klso* I want to thank 
you for your prayers ant? blessings, 

I found your discussion of your activities to 
be most encouraging and the interest you express in the 
work of the FBI is most reassuring to my associates and 
me. We sincerely hope that our future endeavors will 
continue to merit your splendid support. M we can be of 
any possible assistance to you, you should always feel 
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At the suggestion of Mr. Edmund 
Mason, Chief Agent of the Cincinnati office, F.B.I. , 
I am writing to tell you of the plan we followed here 
at Mount St. Jpseph to acquaint our Sisters with your 
splendid book*J ! 'Masters of Deceit. " 

At our Mother House we have about 
one hundred and fifty young Sisters who are preparing 
for teaching or nursing or social work in various parts 
of the United States, in addition to our College faculty 
and administrative personnel. During some of our 
meals we have a book read aloud -- something that would 
be of general interest. During the past year, Mr. Hale, 
Speech Teacher in our College, made a tape recording of 
your entire book, and we used this for our meal-time 
reading. We felt it would be better to have a male voice 
reading it and it was very effective. 

We congratulate you on the fine material 
you have presented in this volume and want you to know 
that it is being widely used in all our schools and we have 
distributed countless copies of it tq our friends and *u ***, 

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Manager 

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"Masters of Deceit, n or portions thereof, he has been referred 
to you. I or your information, v.e have no objection in this 
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facing our American way of life, and it ic alwayr rear curing to hear 
of these ;vho are actively combating thic menace. An a matter of long- 
standing policy and in view of my position as Director of the FBI, I 
have always refrained from commenting on the programs of private 
individuals or organizations; however, it was good of you to inform 
me of the activities of your study group. My book^ Masters of 
Deceit," was intended as a basic text on communism. I am most 
appreciative of your interest in it, and I am pleased that you have 
been able to utilize it in connection with your endeavors. 

I am enclosing one of my recent statements. 

Sincerely yours, 

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In response to letters from her, we wrote to her on 3-14-61 and 3-30-61 
furnishing communism reprint material. She enclosed a clipping of a 
magazine article noting that more than 1000 persons in Effingham County 
had read- -or were reading- -"Masters of Deceit" as a result of the efforts 
of the Effingham County Farm Bureau women's committee. She also 
enclosed a booklet advising how anti- communist study groups should be 
formed in which "Masters of Deceit" was suggested as reading matter. 
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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Because you were so kind to answer questions for members of oi jr study 
group on how to recognize and fight communism, we wanted you to see fc , 
the two enclosures* w One is a booklet which we have had published^ 4^f^ 
telling how we organized our study club, and giving the study IT^ 
questions which we used for your book, ^Masters of Deceit, and in' 
studying a group of government pamphlets recommended by the Cardinal 
Mindszenty Foundation of St. Louis, Mo* We are making the booklet 
available to other groups who wish to form study units # 

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county Farm Bureau is promoting use of your book throughout our 
county and of their efforts to get it used throughout the state in £ t 
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interests in Nicaragua, is in Central America now, and has written 
for copies of our study guide, saying that he has been asked to 
speak to two University of Managua groups and hopes that they will 
organize similar study groups, A second group is being organized 
at Effingham. 

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More than 1,000 persons in Effingham county have read — or are reading — "Masters 
of Deceit" as a 'result of the women's committee citizenship project. Glen A. Percival, 
county secretary of organization, and Mrs. Walter Heiden, women's committee chair- 
man, unpack books in the Farm Bureau office. 



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KAT can I do about communism? 

Effingham County Farm Bureau women's committee 
has found an answer to that question. They are heeding 
the advice of J. Edgar Hoover, Federal Bureau of Investi- 
gation chief, who stressed, "Every citizen has a duty to 
learn more about the menace that threatens his future, 
his home, his children, the peace of the world." 

And the Effingham county women's committee is us- 
ing Hoover's book, Masters of Deceit, to learn the extent 
of this threat — both within our borders and beyond. 

The book presents an analysis of the Communist party 
and outlines the threats of communism in America. It 
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Masters of Deceit is a guide for persons interested in 
studying the communist threat. 

"It's our job to understand communist tactics," agreed 
Mrs. Walter Heiden, Effingham women's committee chair- 
man. "We don't expect to come in direct contact with a 
lot of communists, but we certainly want to be able to 
recognize any Red influence or infiltration. It is our 
obligation as American citizens to learn to spot deceptive 
communist fronts." 

Interest in the project stemmed from the Freedom 
Bookshelf phase of the county's citizenship program. 
Masters of Deceit is on the list of books recommended for 
the bookshelf. 

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First board meeting in the lAA's new home in Bloomington 
was conducted May 22 by the Illinois Farm Bureau Serum 
Association. Attending, from left: Milo Miller, Pekin; Everett 
Reynolds, president, Jacksonville; Russell Perkinson, vice presi- 
dent, Buckley; Jesse Tuttle, secretary, West York; and M. R. 
"Swede" Johnson, general manager. Back row: Robert Temple, 
Serena; Bert McKee, Varna; Kenneth Webb, Tennessee; Bill 
Crews, Howard Struck, Floyd Evans, field representatives; and 
Philip Farris, Farm Advisers' Association representative, Aiedo. 

1961 Resolutions Committee 

First major event slated for the new IAA building in 
Bloomington was a meeting of the 1961 tentative resolu- 
tions committee. 

Thirty-one members form the committee which will 
determine farmers' views on matters of concern to them. 
First meetings were to be July 6-7. Additional sessions 
will be held July 24-25 to lay groundwork for the tenta- 
tive resolutions to be presented at the next IAA annual 
meeting in St. Louis, November 13-16. 

Edwin J. Gumm, IAA vice president from Galesburg, 
will be the committee chairman for the fourth straight 
year. Gumm is familiar with the process of sifting through 
suggested resolutions — submitted by farmers from 
throughout the state — and determining which issues 
should be carried to the voting delegates. 

Here are members of the 1961 tentative resolutions 
committee: 

County Farm Bureau district representatives: Dale Noe, 
McHenry county president, Marengo; Lloyd V. Berry- 
man, JoDaviess county, Scales Mound; Joseph Slaymaker, 
Whiteside county president, Erie; Harold B. Steele, Bu- 
reau county president, Princeton; Clarence Mack, DuPage 
county president, West Chicago; Walter Anderson, Iro- 
quois county president, Sheldon; Harry D. Iliff, Marshall- 
Putnam county president, Minonk; John W. Curry, Knox 
county vice-president, Victoria; Harold Mealiff, Adams 
county president, Mendon. 

Floyd LeSourd, Mason county president, Topeka; Ken- 
neth Gorden, Christian county vice-president, Blue 
Mound; H. A. Linville, Vermilion county president, Fair- 
mount; Paul R. McClure, Jasper county president, New- 
ton; Fred C. Mattes, Fayette county president, Vandalia; 
Charles C. Losch, Madison county president, East Alton; 
Kenneth R. Kamper, St. Clair county president, Freeburg; 
D. M. Garrison, Hamilton county president, Dahlgren; 
H. H. Barlow, Gallatin county president, Shawneetown. 
IAA Board Members: Edwin J. Gumm, Knox county, 
chairman, Galesburg; Merle Jeffers, Vermilion county, 
Catlin; Clarence McCauley, Jefferson county, Mt. Vernon; 
Milo Miller, Tazewell county, Pekin; Vernal C. Brown, 
McDonough county, Vermont; Wilbert Engelke, Madison 
county, Granite City; Russell Lamoreux, Carroll county, 
Lanark; Boyce Moore, Morgan county, Jacksonville. 
Women's Committee Members: Mrs. Loren Johnston, 
Knox county, Altona; Mrs. Dale Gammon, Clay county, 
Louisville; Mrs. W. F. Neumann, Rock Island county, 
Milan. 

Young People Committee Members: Merle Miller, DeWitt 
county, Clinton; and Lynn Truckenbrod, LaSalle county, 
Mendota. 



LCERS, believe it or not, constitute a new and 
serious affliction in hogs, says the Farm Journal. Out- 
breaks so far reported have been found only in hogs 
on rations reinforced with additives containing bi- 
ologies, the new wonder drugs that have become so 
popular. 

At Iowa State University, according to Herman 
Aaberg of the American Farm Bureau Federation, it 
has been found that feeds with large amounts of 
Vitamin "A" added did not do well, and some devel- 
oped blindness. They also found a way to correct the 
trouble: Just add another chemical to offset the Vita- 
min "A". 

These developments remind me that Dr. E. V. 
Askey, president of the American Medical Associa- 
tion, said in a public speech that one of the diseases 
afflicting the American people is "vitamania." People 
suffering from it are "crazy about vitamins." 

Just where are we in this matter of food and feed 
additives? Maybe we should ponder over the words 
of Abraham Lincoln in his House Divided speech: "If 
we could first know where we are, and whither we 
are tending, we could better judge what to do about 
it." 

The entire subject of additives is brought into focus 
by Dr. W. A. Billings, former extension veterinarian 
at the University of Minnesota, in the Poultry and 
Egg Weekly , as follows: 

"Before the days of integration, farmers actually 
used to raise quite a few turkeys right on the ground. 
The flock was corralled in a fine, green and juicy al- 
falfa pasture. Here they gamboled in the bright sun- 
shine and, besides the alfalfa, had free access to all the 
corn and other farm grains they could stuff. I have 
grave doubts that many turkeys suffered from vitamin 
shortages." 

The whole business probably proves rather clearly 
that, as a people, we tend to overdo in all things, and 
that we are preoccupied with nostrums of every sort. 
The craze for tranquilizers is one of the latest and 
most glaring examples. We violate basic health rules, 
and then hunt for nostrums to avoid paying the 
penalty. 

The cigarette addict, fearing lung cancer but re- 
luctant to give up the satisfaction he gets from smok- 
ing, uses filters to keep the harmful substances from 
his lungs. Then he probably finds that it takes two 
to equal-one non-filter cigarette, and he smokes more. 
Like a bird chasing its tail, he goes around in a 
circle. 

This capacity for self-delusion seems evident in our 
national policies too. The federal government pays 
farmers to take land out of production to reduce sur- 
pluses; and also pays farmers to bring new land into 
production by reclamation and drainage. It encour- 
ages us to produce more by paying us to put on more 
limestone and fertilizers. 

In international affairs, we preach fair trade poli- 
cies and then resort to quotas, embargoes, and peril 
points to hinder trade. We price our products out of 
foreign markets, then subsidize the exporter to enable 
him to sell at world prices. 

One restriction calls for another. We delude our- 
selves into thinking that we can have our cake and 
eat it too; but in the end we are shocked and dis- 
mayed to find that the means employed are little more 
than legislative legerdemain — hocus-pocus that fools 
nobody except ourselves. 

John J. Lacey 




FCourdy Farm Bureau committees last winter, Farm Bu- 
'reau President Kenneth Klarman rJKtssed several facts 
compiled by Hoover. The informa^n tied in directly 
with the women's committee bookshelf project. 

Klarman has a personal interest in citizenship activities. 
He won the statewide Farm Bureau citizenship essay con- 
test last year. In 1959, Effingham county won a first place 
for citizenship activities. 

Farm Bureau women decided the book should be on the 
"must read" list of all Farm Bureau committee members. 
With the cooperation of the Farm Bureau board the wom- 
en's committee obtained 36 copies of Masters of Deceit — 
one copy for each member of the County Farm Bureau's 
various committees. 

Members of the committees soon were encouraging 
their friends and neighbors to read the volume. Interest 
in the book snowballed. The supply of books in the coun- 
ty dropped behind the demand. Copies were not available 
in quantity in southern Illinois. 

Other groups — civic clubs, schools, and churches — be- 
came interested in the book and wanted copies. 

So the women's committee decided to provide copies of 
Masters of Deceit as its No, 1 citizenship project this year. 

During the past two months the committee ordered 450 
paperbound copies from a New York book supplier. The 
books were made available in Effingham through the 
Freedom Bookshelf on a 30-day loan basis. Emphasis was 
put on circulating the books to the greatest number of 
persons. 

Many decided to buy copies to add to their personal 
book shelves. 

A sociology class at Effingham's St. Anthony's school 
obtained 100 copies — these were used in class and dis- 
tributed to other pupils and to interested parents. 

A Future Farmers of America chapter at Teutopolis 
obtained 50 books and set up a lending library patterned 

RIGHT: Both the spring planting and the pork chop's wait while 
Gilbert Gerth, right, and his father, Walter, discuss J. Edgar 
Hoover's book. Gilbert's wife, Veneta, has also read the book. 
The Gerths operate a 260,-acre general farm near Dieterich. 

LOWER RIGHT: A lending library — patterned after the wom- 
en's committee Freedom Bookshelf — was set up in Teutopoiis 
high school by the local FFA chapter. From left: Leon Mayer, 
agriculture teacher; Charles Hartke, chapter president; Richard 
Kinkelaar, Gene Schumacher, Mary Grunlow, and John Doedt- 
man. 

BELOW: "We are selling a lot of the books to businessmen as 
well as teen-agers," says Mrs. A. J. Thoele, clerk at an Effing- 
ham drug store. Jim Broom, local furniture dealer, purchases 
one of the books supplied by Farm Bureau. 



after the Freedom B^kshelf at the Farm Bureau office. 
Some of the books^^e placed on sale in the Teutopolis 
business area — at mr post office, a barber shop, and a 
general store. 

Effingham county women's committee members left 
copies in the waiting rooms at eight doctor offices and 
six dentist offices in Effingham. 

Several civic groups sent representatives to the Farm 
Bureau office to pick up copies for their members. Farm 
Bureau women arranged for copies to be put on sale at an 
Effingham drug store and at a furniture store. 

"Our Farm Bureau office is now serving as a clearing 
house for anti-communist books and materials," Glen 
Percival, Effingham county secretary of organization, ex- 
plained. "We have ordered other books to help in our fight 
against communism. 

"We are preparing an outline of books and pamphlets 
on the communist menace. This outline will be available 
shortly. We hope other county women's committees real- 
ize the need for a determined effort to have all our citi- 
zens understand communism and how it threatens all of 
us. 

"A boast made by Lenin a number of years ago serves to 
remind us that this communist threat is not fantasy," 
Percival continued. 

"Lenin told the communist plan of attack: 'First, we 
will take Eastern Europe. Next, the masses of Asia. Then 
we shall encircle that last bastion of capitalism, the United 
States. We shall not have to attack. It will fall like an 
overripe fruit into our hands.' " 

Percival commented, "When we look at the world situa- 
tion, we see the dangers of communism close to home. 
Apathy can be our downfall." 

He summarized, "What we do in Effingham county may 
have little effect nationally but we hope to set an example 
for other counties to follow." 



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By MELVIN E. SIMS 

President, Illinois Farm Supply Company 

(Editor's Note: Melvin E. Sims appeared on programs 
throughout the state promoting the Cropland Adjustment 
Program. His remarks were so well received that they 
are reprinted here. His subject is one concerning rela- 
tionships inside the Farm Bureau family — perhaps our 
most important public relations consideration.) 

JL ODAY'S challenge is tomorrow's salvation. I like to 
be optimistic. They say that the optimist and the pessimist 
usually end up at the same place, only the optimist has 
more fun getting there. 

Let's take a look at where we are today as far as our 
farm organization and our co-ops are concerned. I think 
we will find our organizations are taking on the character 
of mature organizations. Early organizers are now pass- 
ing the leadership to the next generation — each genera- 
tion must prepare for its own future. 

Present leadership and potential leadership have never 
experienced the absence of an organized agriculture. 
There was the little boy who came home from school with 
the black eye. Many of us have not had to fight for the 
things we have. Instead of learning of a new law by feel- 
ing its pinch, we hear about its being proposed and have 
an opportunity in shaping its character and ultimate dis- 
position. 

As we as individuals become more mature and grow in 
wisdom, we become more complacent, more conservative, 
more self-satisfied, and probably more resistant to change. 
Organizations, in general, may have the same tendencies 
— especially if they have enjoyed success. 

People tend to become engrossed or buried in adminis- 
tration of present programs rather than seeking and 
launching out in new dynamic programs. Farm Bureau 
and our family of organizations may be subject to criticism 
in this area, especially by those who have not been kept 
completely informed. 

Farmers are experiencing economic trouble. Some of 



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us have been forced to seek off-farm income, some of our 
wives have sought employment as an additional source 
of income, some of us have enlarged our operations and 
assumed more risk, some of us have tightened our belts 
and worked longer and longer hours in a drastic effort to 
survive — hardly any of these have added to our happi- 
ness. What has caused this economic depression for farm- 
ers? 

There are many who subscribe to the theory that tech- 
nological advances have increased our ability to produce 
much more rapidly than our population has increased, 
resulting in surpluses and low farm prices. It is a fact 
that the production per worker on the farm has doubled in 
the past 20 years. Long-term, increased efficiency per 
worker benefits all of society. It puts a very real and 
serious bind on those being replaced. 

Some place the blame on government — but for very 
diverse reasons. One group maintains that price sup- 
ports have been too high and resulted in surpluses — the 
proof of surpluses is not difficult. Others claim that the 
farmer is in trouble because price supports are too low. 
Some are unwilling to assume the responsibility asso- 
ciated with being a member of a free society in a capi- 
talistic democracy in solving our problems. 

It is recognized that we are living in an economy which 
is regulated to a certain extent — for instance, the artifi- 
cially high wage demands that organized labor demands 
and sometimes receives. Many factors have combined to 
drive up the price we pay for the production goods and 
services which are required. 

It is a fact that the prices we receive for our production 
has not gone up in proportion to the prices we pay. In fact, 
some of our selling prices have decreased. Therefore, some 
argue that our inability to bargain on a more equal basis 
with highly organized industry and labor results in our 
economic squeeze. 

Some blame the packer, the middle man, the processor, 

the giant food chain, the big farmer, and even Metrecal. 

One individual, in whom I have much respect, says that 

we do not have a farm problem, but rather, farmers with 

* problems. There are many different ways of looking at it. 

Whether it be a farm problem or farmers with problems, 
and whatever the reason may be, farmers in general are 
not receiving the income they desire or have a right 
to expect, and are therefore unhappy. The year 1959 
and, to a lesser degree, 1960 have contributed to this un- 
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ox the Kaii>e elate to Asgjstant Director v ' Jliaiu C. colli an and 
its enclosure ha. e oeen brought to my attention. 

I appreciate yenr strong interest and continuing 
efforts m opposing tiie communist menace, i also want to 
than you-for the compL^mentary remar .s you ha. e made 
regardmg*~T.iasters of jueee±t ' and this -^ureaa. 



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Upon my return to Washington, I had occasion 
to read your letter of June 19, with enclosures, and I want to 
take this opportunity to thank you for writing to me. 

In response to your request, I have no objection 
to theJBellflower Republican Assembly using excerpts from my 
book^fe^texs^Ll^ceU^jn the manner you described. May 
I suggest, however^ that you receive additional permission 
from the publishers, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. , 383 
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taken from "Masters of Deceit" requesting permission for the 
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a series of short advertisements in opposition to communism. A 
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attended University of California and University Of 
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since 1951. 

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California, advised that I I was an unsuccessful 
candidate for the California State Assembly, 69th Di strict, 
in last Nove mber's election. WATERS made inquiry of 
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Los Angeles 30 records. There is no infor mation in Los 
Angeles files identifiable with I I 

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Your letter of July 4, 1961, has been received. 

It was good of you to write, and I am most 
appreciative of your kind sentiments. My book, "Masters of Deceit, " 
was intended as a basic text on communism, and I am pleased that 
you found it beneficial. 

Communism represents the greatest single threat 
facing our Nation today, and your desire to take active measures 
in- opposing this menace is reassuring. It has always bean my 
belief that a broad knowledge of the operations and objectives of 
the communist conspiracy is essential if Americans are to 
effectively resist its influences. Armed with this understanding, 
our people will be able to detect communist efforts to infiltrate 
every segment of our way of life. A wide range of reading material 
on this subject should be available at your local public library. 
I am enclosing some other literature which may be of assistance 
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- r$-i7-61 Internal Security Statement 

- 3-1-60 LEB Intro and An Analysis of the 17th National Convention CP USA 
_ Communist Party, USA ft 
Z Christianity Today Series / J '/' 

- One Nation's Response To Communism j' ' 
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Eh§ Hon&rable J* fidgar Hoover 
pirector of the b EBI 
Washington, D#C* ~ . 

Dear Mr* Hoover;. 



Sir,.. I panted to express to you how much I enjoyed 

your bookj-^kasters of Deceits It was' an excellent book 
and I think .everyone . shoTTlir^ead it. It. was shocking, 
and I never realised what the communists were doing to 
destroy our glorious nation© 



Also I have a request to .make • I am., editor of our 
Presbyterian, college Age Paper and. just recently we 
heard a tape on "Commie Brainwashing "• We all are very 
interested wha& we as.. Christian Young people can do to 
-keep our nation strong and further the cause- of our 
-democratic system* I would appreciate it very much if 
you could send me a. letter on advice to us as how we 
.can do our part* We would be most honored if you could 
-do this and I e,m sure it would bring out this problem 
'^o each o£ us* I know you are a very busy man but it 
-ttould be most beneficial to us if you could do this* 

Thank you sir, and again I say God Bless you for 
your, wonderful book wnieh will bring many of us to our" 

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edition of ^Xsstars of Docoit.*' Clio stated that sho -was 
finally able to locate a copy at Tiic v. end R Jlaznrcs Coiavirny, 
Columbus, Ohio* after bavins injuccoasfixlly attempted to 
locate a copy at the local library and four major bookstores 
in Columbus, Ohio* I thought you would be interested in 
recoMnj this information. 

Sincerely yours, 



Clyde Tolson 



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check of the telephone directory determined that this was the only 
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Dear Dr. Alexander: 

£- The generous comments you made concerning 
my book, "Masters_of Deceit. " in your sermon entitled 
"Christianity and Communism" have come to my attention, 
and I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere 
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This book was written in the hope that it would 
become a prin er for Americans and free people throughout the 
world interested in learning more about the menace of commu- 
nism. Remarks such as yours are reassuring and confirm that 
the publication is serving its intended purpose. 

I am sending you some material on the general 
subject of communism which you may like to rtad. ? 

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Enclosures (5) 

4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
Series from Christianity Today 

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with Dr. AtexanriflrV "Full name and address taken from outgoing of 6-27-61 
to J church Secretary. 

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A'lbcar clergyman; yesterday 
urgedS^nis,uCbhgrigatiqn ;% :read, 
m Edgar, 'H6pver:s>;bo6K -^Masters 
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ty arid^Communism-Xat the-Wst 



the' 'dttecte ;o£ Hne :; Federal; :Bu-, 

^eau7#vffivestigatibn-i^ perhaps, 

Hheabest informed ^mah: in ,the 

United. Spates about- ^ommuriisiriv 

His hooky *&;:. Mexander' safd^is 

"'undoubtedly >fe ihost , accurate 

and 'reliable, expose p£\Commii-; 

nism-av^iiabie tons." . \ <, ; 

; "If yqu\are >: npt familiar ;with 

this: )5dbkV' ■' &e^nflnlster';5aid*,. :ft let 

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Christians ''afld' ;as ^citizens, 1 of ; tne; 

>Unitedl States!'; ^ust ^recognize 
Communism;^ 

.realized -tbat ii;is ; evil ;M jnM 
fortify turselves^spiritua]^\as ¥ well. 
[as- physically ito wage ibattle. *; 
' It 4s./necessary,vlie^sai^ ( to- be-" 
cbme\ better ihf drmed^bout the; 
Strength^ ^veaknessr : i^ategy ;anjl 
relentless- determination '^' *Com^. 
'munism;/tb"realize L'ifus^fie-'same 
old enemy called Evil which has 
plagued mankind thrpugh4the,een^ 
turies; ^ajihough it ' may :;haye. & 4 
new face and a.riew setr ; b£names,j 
arid ; that "this is a War in: which 
every man, wornan .and' chilflis 
engaged; vifor ijhe; minds- of 'men';". 



EVENING POST 
Charleston, S. C. 

Date : /- 3~~b / 



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I have received your letter of July 9, 1961. 

Your concern about communism is understandable, 
and your desire to take active measures in opposing this menace 
is reassuring. My book, "Masters of Deceit," was intended as i i r 
a basic text on this subject, and I am pleased that you have found., 
it beneficial. "*" - 

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tigative agency, does not furnish comments or evaluations con- 
cerning the character or integrity of any individual, organization 
or publication. Consequently, it is not possible for me to provide 
the recommendations you desired. 

In vievv of your interest, I am enclosing rome litera- 
ture pertaining to communism ?;hich you may life to real. 



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4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 3-1-60 LED Intro & 17th Nat'l Conventn 
Communiit Party, USA Series from "Christianity Today" 

One'Nat'n's Response to Communism 

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Dear Mr. Hoover; 



In your opinion, ^vhich individuals in the 
United States do you consider the best 
crusaders against communism? 'Vhich organi- 
zations? 

"Vhat books, alerting us against communism, 
jAo you recommend? I am reading your book 
Coasters q£JDa£fli&" v/hich I like very much. 
It has moved me as a private citizen to 
learn more about /hat can be done to stop 
communist aggressiveness in our country and 
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Tour tetter of July 10, lift, has been received, 
and the interest prompting your communication is appreciated. I 
want to thank yea for your generous comments concerning my 
administration of this Bureau, 

I am advising Mr. Freeman A. Lewis of Pocket 
Books, Inc. , of your difficulty in obtaining a paperback edition 
of Httmtmnt af DaeaiL " If you desire to obtain a regular edition 
of this book and encounter any difficulty obtaining it, you may 
wish to write directly to the publishers, Holt, Rinehart and 
Winston, Inc. , 383 Madison Avenue, Hew York 17, New York. 

In response to your request, I am sending you, 
under separate cover, some material on the general subject of 
communism. Some of these items contain suggestions as to ways 
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Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
One Nation* s Response to Communism 
What You Can 30 To Fight Communism 
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Columbus li|. 5 Ohio 
July 10, 1961 



Mr. J Edgar Hoover 
Office of F. B. I. 
Washington, D # C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Fortunately, I believe the American people is 
beginning to wake up concerning the threat of 
Communism in our country* 

I recently read your "Letter to All Law En- 
forcement Officials 11 concerning Gus Hall and 
the American Communist Party and passed the 
pamphlet on to my neighbors. Do you have any 
other informative pamphlets that we could use 
in educating people to this great threat— I feel 
that education is the first step* 




Mr, Tolson 
Mr, Belmo: 
Mr, Mohr. 
Mr, Callaha: 
Mr. Conrad 
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I have been trying to get the paperback edition 
of your book "Masters of Deceit" but so far have 
been unsuccessful* The Library is out of it at 
the moment, and the Ij. bookstores (major stores 
here in Columbus ) do not have it, in stock and 
could not give me any definite date for a delivery* 
I finally located a copy at Lazarus, and will pick 
it up the next time I go down town* I feel this 
book should be on all newstands and most available 
to all. Prom what I have heard, it lays it right 
down the line; and Mr. Hoover we know that you are 
on OUR side, and possess all the facts. 

May I tell you of our respect for you and the most 
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realize (or even consider) the proteo. 

given us # Keep up the good work, 

can do in fighting Communism, we ai^e" behind you 

How can we fight Communism, though, when the Supreme 

Court seems so "red" tainted—this is a fact we are* 4 * JUL 4^1961 

greatly concerned about here* 

Any informative pamphlets you can send me will be 
very much appreciated. We are having a group of 
20-30 in our home the first part of August to view 
the film "Communism on the Map" and would like to 
have some informative material to distribute then 
Thanks much© 




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appreciative of your kind sentiments. My book, ^Masters jo i LPeceit, ^ 
was intended as a basic text on communism, and I am indeed pleased^ 
that you found it beneficial. 

In view of your interest, I am enclosing some material 
on communism which you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 



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Communist Party, USA (Ave Maria) 

Introduction 3-60 LEB & Analysis of the 17th National Convention CP, USA 
Director's Statement 4-17-61 Re Internal Security 
- ;@erie6>from'." Christianity Today." 

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Dear Mr. Hoover, 

I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your 
book, "Masters of Deceit. " I think it is a wonderful service and 
warning to America. I liked the way you mentioned God. I 
especially enjoyed the last chapter. It is a good, practical text 
on Communism. 

May I wish you contimedBuccess and good health. 



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The letter dated July 10 from you and the other 
members of your study group has been received. 

This gesture was most thoughtful, and I do want 
to express my appreciation for your kind sentiments and favorable 
-remarks regarding my administration of this Bureau* My book, , 
(^J 'Master ^ oLOeceit*T was intended as a basic text on communism^ 
andTamT indeed pleased that you have found it beneficial. 

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Communist. Party, USA (Ave Maria) 
Communism: 'The Bitter Enemy of Religion 
Director's Statement He Internal Security 4-17-61 
Series from "Christianity Today" 



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Dear Mr, Hoover: 

After reading your book, "Masters of Deceit", in connection 
with our anti-coranunist , study group, ire want to cypress our 
deep appreciation for your dedicated efforts for our Country. 

Tou are, and have been for raany years, an inspiration to all 
Americans. Tie thank God for such men as you, and earnestly 
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I do not have copies of this book available; how- 
ever, the pocketbook edition can be purchased from the Mail 
Service Department of Pocket Books, Incorporated, 630 Fifth 
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signed check which was returned* Letter is being kept perfunctory in 
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Mr J Edgar Hoover 
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Dear Sir: 

Somewhere I read or heard that copies of "Masters 
of Deceit" coul'd be had for about 50£ ea. 

Many of us here-abouts are greatly disturbed by the 
lack of National leadership. It seems that our higher eschelon is 
very sensitive to what foreigners think but very callous about what we 
think and what a strong america should think,. We try to select leader- 
ship because we can't do the job ourselves and individually- -but once off 
the campaign circuit they seem to become supine. I can remember when 
Uncle Sam was portrayed with an indomitable spirit and he commanded 
repect. Now he goes around with 50£ bucks and tries to buy respect. 
These "friends?" take his money and spit in his face. 

We have read of the use of: b ^ 

The Macedonian empire, 

The Roman " , 

The French " , 

The British 
and of their subsequent dis intergration. America 4 jwas great- -Is she too 
to be victimized from within? 

While lying here on the couch I try to read Fred Schwaz's 
.. book: "You can trust the Communists.^' I don't get much read because my 
temperature rises too rapidly. 

Since our National Legislature is unable to cope with the 
Browder and the Hoofas lets hope event happens to free our society of 
these rodents. 

My check is enclosed and I would like to get ten copies of 
Masters of deceit. Maybe I can pass them out where it will help a little. 



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My book, "M asters of Deceit, "Lw as intended as a basic text on 
communism, and I am pleased that you have found it beneficial. 

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concerning the character or integrity of any individual, organ** 
ization or publication. Consequently, it is not possible, for me: 
to be of service in this regard, and I hope you will not infer \ 
either that we do or do not have data in our files concerning the 
subjects of your inquiry. For this same reason, we do not have 
a reading list such as you requested, nor am I able to advise .;- 
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I ~l was the subject of a Bureau investigation (65-60686) 

which reflected that he took a tape record er to an o rientation conference 
sponsored by the Department of Defense. I l had recorded some 

secret information but there was no evidence of subversive intent. 
"Communism and the Churches" was reviewed at the Bureau during January, f 
1961. It contended that America's churches had not been significantly 
influenced by communists. It was critical of the House Committee on 
Un-American. Activities. It referred to the Director and the FBI but 
none' of the references was of a derogatory nature. Our files contain no 
derogatory information regardin g \ The National Council 

of Churehes 'bf Christ, (NCCC), includes in its membership the leading 
Protestant churches in the country. Various critics of the Council, with- 
out access to factual data to support their assertions, have claimed the 
group is communist -controlled or influenced. The FBI has not investigated 
the NCCC. 



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I have read with great ihterest Mr. Hoover 's book, 
"Masters of Deceit," and believe that it is a book that 
every American should read. 

In his book, Mr* Hoover warned about pointing a 
finger of accusation at anyone wplthout sufficient justification, 
and that is why I am writing thifr letter. 



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I and said about the National Council of Churches, the clergy, 
I and the Revised Standard V^rsion^of the Bible. I have heard 
' from various people that the National Council is full of~ 
communist sympathizers and that it should have been abolished. 
I have also heard claims that many of those who wofeked on 
the Revised Stand ard were communist sympathizers and that 
I ~) of the Faith Theological Seminary in 

Philadelphia has said that he rejects this version because 
many passages have been altered u Por no visible reason except 
to get rid of the evidence for the prediction of the deity of 
ehrisfc* " There are also claims that many clergymen have "* 
been proven communist sympathisers by virtue of testimony ^\ 
before the House TJn-American Activities Committee. Those 
who are making these claims say that they get their 
information from the American Council of Christian Churches 
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or organization without justification, I would like the help ^* 
of your office in learning the truth about these charges. 
Could you send me anything that Mr. Hoover has written or said 
regarding this or let me know where I can purchase such? Al~o, 
do you have a reading list of recommended reading on communism? 



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Schley Avenue, San Antonio, Texas, Request Autographed copy of 
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captioned individual woo is not identifiable in Buttles. 

You are instructed to make discreet inquiries of established 
sources to determine the reputation of correspondent. Under no circum- 
stances should he become aw«tre of the Bureau*** interest in him. Submit 
results together witft recommendation as to whether or not I should comply 
with his request, under above caption, to reach Bureau no later than 
7-17-61, 



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W.P. Strube Jr. , Secretary pf tfte Christian An^^s Gaaiiy 

Communist Crudade, in Houston, Texas last week. He spoke at th| 

convention of the Texas Restaurant Association. Mr. Strube delivered-; — 
the most dynamic speech llhave ever heard against Communism. H fl to l d — 4 . ^ 
me little I didn't know except the a : ctual dates and numbers involved. qV^/^ 
For over thirty years I'v6 been familar with, and hateful to the Comm-\(^u^? 
■.mist Ideology. I was like a lost person though. I didn't know what 
to do or where to begin. 1 I learned many years ago that nothing in TL^ 
Washington would be done about it because we had too many communists 
in key positions in our government. Mr. Strube, I believe, has fur- 
nished me with the key to 1 possible victory over communism in the U.S. 
After I have studied his material more thoroughly, I intend to devote & \ 
a part of my time every wkek in addressing service cHubs in small towns V, l 
about the danger of coraruujaism. This is the only way I can think of that^ 
I can help to make up £or all the years that I did nothing. jU 



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Schwartz 1 book ofiYou Can Trust the Communist U Mr. Strube recommended 
that we buy or read your booh P^asters of Deceit 1 .' I went to Joskes 
book store here in San Antonio only to be told they didn't have it. 
These are answers to the questions I asked. "We can*t keep it on handy ^J 
"they ax^e sold as soon as we get them injf "the printer can't supply us ^ 
with all we can sell 1 . 1 Is this true or is it another communist trick to j 
keep the truth from us? Another thing, Mr. Hoover, Who prices your *0 
book at $5*00 per copy? I'm willing to pay that for it, but I know 
there are too many people who can't afford such a price for a book, and 
it is often too 4»ia#ttV&tf*fttffrt' inconvenient to go to the library, where 
it can seldom be found. The usual information is "they are all checked 
out'J I wonder if they aren't purposfully kept from the people,, J feel 
your book is priced too high for the average man, it should be pointed 
in the pocket sized edition so everyone could afford to bu§c& it. '* Vfe 
want to save the United States, not become millionaires to be shot by 
the communists when they take over* 

Mr. Hoover, will you autograph a copy of your book and mail it to me? 
I will be very happy to send you a check for it, and would be willing 
to pay for the additional expense of packaging and postage; but please 
consider the possibility i of printing your book in the pocket editions 
so poor people can affor^ to buy it. 



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received. It is always encouraging to me to hear 
from citizens who demonstrate an awareness of the 
menace posed by communism to our way of life. 
Enclosed you will find some material on this subject 
which you may like to read. 

The interest you expressed in my book, 
"Masters of Deceit, " is appreciated. I thought you 
might like to know that it is currently available in 
pocket-book form. I was pleased to note that you are 
endeavoring to purchase my book, and when you do, 
feel free to send it to me and I will be pleased to 
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4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
Expose of Soviet Espionage 
Christianity Today Series 
One Nation r s Response to Communism 

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concerning him by arrtel of 7-11-61. Correspondents 
letter was ac knowledged by in -absence letter of the same date. 
I ""[ difficulty in obtaining "Masters of Deceit" has be 

been brought to the attention of Hol t. Rinehart a nd Winston, Inc. 



The San Antonio Office advised than fs respected 

in his community and no derogatory information was located 
concerning him. SAC recomme nded complia nce with his 
request. In view of the fact thai l A ppears to be 

"sold" on William P. Strube, Jr., Dr. Fred C, Schwarz and 
the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade, it is not felt that 
we should send him a copy of "Masters of Deceit" gratis 
but should ask that he send his own copy of the book to the 
Director for autographing. 



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at the above listed address and as the operator of the 
A and W Root Beer Stand, 2501 Nogalitos Street, San Antonio. 



^_ Executive Secretary, San Antonio 

chamber of commerce, advised that the San Antonio Restaurant 
Association is a well-known local unit of restaurant owners 
which in turn is affiliated with state and national organi- 
sations. I I stated that he is not familiar with the name 

I p.s an officer of this group but stated that his exper- 
ience with past officers of the San Antonio Restaurant 
Association has been extremely satisfactory as to the 
caliber of the individuals ehosen as officers of the local 
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citisen and knows or nothing d erogatory concerning ! 

He further stated that | | ms a family of several young 

children and resides in a respectable area. 

Records of the San Antonio Retail Merchants 
Association reflect that | l and his wife have been 

on record with that organisation since May., 1957, and in 
a January, 1961, report, he was rated very prompt and 
satisfactory. His past reports from Eaton Rapids, Michigan, 
reflect he resided in that community for 15 or 20 years and 
was well regarded in that community. Nothing of a derogatory 
nature was noted in the file. 



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July 10, 1961 



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Congratulations on your M^^^OF DECEIT E, It is a book everyone must 
read. ; 

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Tour generalization that many Jews are giving patriotic service is 
mis«leading# Based on population, Jews furnish a HIGH per centage 
to Coramunisnu There are at least eleven tjooks saying that Jews are 
sponsors of Communisnu Some Jews in this [Jewish resort area think so» 
What of Bubinsky, the I«G.L.U, the Anti-Itefamation League, American 
Jewish c oramittee, and others? 

There is another objection I have to your book and to the F#B.I«— you 
try to whitewash the Negro 1 Ihe Justice department is <Ji shone st and 
deceptive when dealing with the Negro problem* Tour book says %gro6s, 
and NAACP, reject c ommunism# But why h ave! Bunche.' King. Dnh oifij Powell 

'and others attended Communist meetings? ! | once a 

forty member, sa ys the NAACP IS AN ARM OF THE COMMUNIST PARTT. Negro 



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1- Does the F.B.I, still have to play cautjious' politics to survive? 
J 2- Whom do we write to get larger appropriations for the F .B.I.$ 

3- Is 



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4- Foreign observers say the U.S. Government is now under Communist 
control, 40-50 % 9 economically and politically. Vflaat is your 
estimate of the per centage of their control? 

5- Is integration a Communist objective? 

6- £re the following gommunist Fronts?: NAACP, CORE, Southern Regional' 

ouncil, National ouncil of Churches, Jewish Anti^Defamation League, 
American Jewish ongress? 

7- What group besides FBI and HUAC do best in opposing Communism? What 
magazine or newspaper? 




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I wiU pass it on and 

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OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 



UNITED STATES GOVEI^Bfe: 

Memorandum 



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from : D. C. Morreli^^A^ 




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By letter dated July 10^ 1961, Mr. Cross con- 
gratulates the Director on his book, ^Masters o f Deceit. " He 
then goes on to criticize the book by saying, "Your generalization 
that many Jews are giving patriotic service is mis -leading. 
There is another objection I have to your book and to the F. B. I. — 
you try to whitewash the Negro!" He further comments, "Your 
book says Negroes, and NAACP, reject Communism. But why 
have Bunche, King, Dubois, Powell and others attended Commu- 
nist meetings"? He also lists seven questions he requests answers 
to such as, "Does the F. B. I. still have to play cautious politics to 
survive; Whom do we write to get larger appropriations for the 
F.B.I?; Is integration a Communist objective?" and several questions 
concerning certain organizations. 

Bufiles contain no information identifiable with 
correspondent. 

Inasmuch as Bufiles contain information concerning 
most of the individuals and organizations he mentions, if we 
answer this letter we would only be able to tell him that information 
in our files is confidential. Therefore, in view of this and the 
inflamatory statements tha fl I makes in his letter, it is 

felt that the best interests of the Bureau would not be served by 
acknowledging his letter. 



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"Operation Youth" 
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Cincinnati 7, Ohio 



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I have received your letter of June 30, 1961, 
and certainly appreciate your very generous comments 
regarding the FBI and my administration of it, 

, } It was indeed a pleasure to autograph a copy 
of my iwok^'Masters^olDeceitj," for the 1961 Operation 
Youth M ayor. Too want to thank you for sending me a copy 
of the 19 6T^0pa ration Youth manual. Also, I can assure you 
that Mr. Mason of our Cincinnati Office is as pleasedljy 
your favorable remarks as I am. 



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NOTE: Each year we furnish s peakers f or the Operation Youth program. The 
only pri or refer ence in Btffles t d I that could be locatedof the Director's 

letter t d |on 3-23-61 sendin g him an autographed copy of "Masters of 

Deceit" for | ~| the 1961 Operation Youth Mayor. This 

was done at the request of SAC Mason who is apparently well known t d I 



With regard to the Operation Youth manual to which he^refers, his letter 
indicates it was sent in under separate cover and as, yet there is no indication 
that it has been received. Address per prior correspondence. 

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XAVIEH UNIVERSITY • CINCINNATI 7, OHIO 



June 30, 1961 




Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 



Mr. CaH«t*ai 

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Mr, Rosen 

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I wish to acknowledge with deep gratitude the receipt of 
your book, "Masters of Deceit," which you kindly auto- 
graphed for the Mayor of 1961 OPERATION YOUTH. It is 
wonderful to know that a man of your stature is willing 
to perform an act which will have important meaning for 
young Kenneth Johnson. Truthfully, I am not surprised 
by your friendly gesture because service and cooperation 
haye marked the history of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation during your tenure as Director. These charac- 
teristics are manifested eminently by your Special Agent 
in Charge of the Cincinnati Office, Mr. Edmond D. Mason. 

I am sending to you, under separate cover, a manual used 
by the students of the 1961 OPERATION YOUTH. Those of us 
associated with the program like to feel that the students 
will have a better understanding and appreciation of 
citizenship in a democracy like oiirs. ' 

Thanking you again and conveying to you my best wishes for 
an extended tour of continued effective seryice, I am 



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MASTERS OP DECEIT 
UTILIZATION AS~TEX3?B00K 
•^^TOEXJDNIOI^HIGKLSCHQOL DISTRICT 
DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA *— 




____________ - Supe rint endent of the Downey- 
Unified Scnooi District, Downey, OaTffornfa . has directed two 
Downey high school principals to initiate a study to plan for 
a high school senior course on communism. 



|" I I Prin cipal ^ Ed C . LewisLSjshool, 

* contacted SA idSSLia "R". HALL of Shis office concerning 



textbooks which could he used f or research p urposes, and in 
the course of this conversation ! | concluded that 

MASTERS OF DECEIT would be a most valuable textbook. 



SA HALL loaned 



his personal copy of 



MASTERS OF DECEIT for review purposes. 

» _ KaS^ Parent Teachers Association of the Ed C. Lewis 
•• I School have* purchased 50 copies of MASTERS OF DECEIT for the 
J Downey Senior High School Library. 

Attached as a matter of possible interest to the 
isureau is a copy of the curriculum which has been proposed 
for the high school class on communism. 





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SSSJIOE SOCIAL 3CIEHCB 

TH3S BAJ3I8 OP FESEBOH (one week) 
A. F0UITM2I0&S 01? PSEEDOH 
1* Ancient Heritage 

a* G2?aeoo-fioffiaa 

b e Jodeo-Ghristiaii • 

2. Middle Ages 

a* Kagaa Carta 

b» Origins of Parliament 
3o Modern 0?iiE®o 

a* Sights of S&gli3luaen 

fe. Petition of Sight j Habeas Corpus Act, 
Bill of Sights ? etc t 

c« BewslopEsnt of Jfetural Eights cor.o^pt 

dv A&^eicon Sovointiozi aixl iloclnrati on of In^DpordencG 

o. U\ S„ O"»?.?,titr;fciozt 

f . Sr; fcsl'^.tiOS. Of uL£ Ui^iits of *i^^ 

g; 3?ho Ooatizming S&a&itioa 

u. oaiRAO'JsaissTos pi- a irsss aociisssr 

1* Gtoysrr^vBiit b;r the Consent of the- SoTcv>'*ci 

2., Stop??^oent:^ti\"G Govc^xirieiat 

5 c K^uslite/ E?ao>?$ the Law 

4-« jSna^ho-eic on th# J^rivicauu 

5* Xafo^iaod labile Gcinicii 

6* R^ociooH of r >pi-o^xlo& -■ Pe^gs* Speech M.J. ~y£. " : ;>>xc<, 

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DQWmY IMIOI HIGH SCHOOL MSWOT 
SmiOR SOCIAL SOIMGS 

5. Economic Freedom 

4-. Punetion of Political! Parties 

2. PRESERVATION OF PRE3SD0H 

lo Informed Public 

2... Obligations .and Responsibilities of Individuals 
in a Pree Society 



3.~Tfagrsical Defense of the B?oe World 

II. CHALLM&g MTB COBHSIR^CEALLMSS (8 weeks) 

A. 3HE 2HREA0? OF OOMDiOTISH 

1*, She $?atur© of • Communism 

a. Definition - various definitions and interpretations 
in the past and the meaning that is applicable 
today 

2» History and Growth of Communism 

a. Doctrine and fheory 

1. Antecedents of Marxian Socialism 

2» HarxLan Doctrine 

5* Lenin and Marxian Doctrine 
b» Development in Russia since 191"? 

1. 191? Revolutions 

2, Communist Coup D'Etat 

5» Struggle for Power and the Civil War 

' " 4. W. S. P. Period and Cosmunisation of 
) Russia - Five Tear Plans 

' ■■5. Em of Stalin 

Co U. s/s. H. fforoiga Relation to 1959 

1. treaty of Brest-Litovsfc - 1913 

2. W. ¥» I. Relations trith Allies 
? n £ho Civil '-^r lQ7.P-.looi 



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SlIIpR SOCIAL. SCIKNCE 
4 The Third International 1919 
." 5* Tie Post World War I Relations 
6* League of Nations and the IT/ S, S* R, 
7» Rise of Fascism and Russian Policy 
8, ; Russian-German Agreement of 1959 
d» Expansion Since 1939 

1„ Russia 's Role in W. W. II 

2* Military Occupation of Eastern Europe 1944-45 

3. Spread of .Russian Influence in ksia 
a. Kuriles 

i>* Sakhalin 

c. Manchuria 

d» Korea 

e, China 
e, The Cold War 1945-1961 
1* Definition 
2* -Origins of : 
3* Post War Antagonisms 

4, Divided Germany , 
5* Berlin Blockade 

6. Communication of Eastern Europe 
7« The Cominf orm 
8* Chechoslovakian Coup DVEtat 
9„ Containment Policy 
10* The Cold War Spreads to a World Theater 
3, The Status of Communism Today 



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SENIOR S0CI4L SCIENCE 
a* The Role and Function of the Communist Party 
lc Purpose of Party 
2* Monolithic Structure of Party 
3* 'Membership and Leadership 

4, Relation of Party to Government 

5* The Russian Communist Party and International 
Communism 

b,. Attempts at World Wide Expansion of, Communism 

1, Asia 

2. Africa 

5. Kiddle East 
4* Latin America 

c* Attempt at Conquest by Ideological War 
!• Subversion 

a. Purpose of: 

b* Tactics and Techniques 

c Front Organizations 

d a Propaganda 
2* Aggression 

a* Place of Aggression in Russian and Chinese 
Foreign Policy 
5* Revolution 

a. Theory of Revolution 

b. From' {Theory to Reality 

&* Count or- Challenge by the Non-Communist World 
1* Political Action 

a* Containment Policy 

i* Compelling Necessity of Action 



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; -^ SENIOR SOCIAL SCIENCE ^ 
2* The toumaa Doctrine - 194-7 
3* SJH© .Marshall Plan ■* 19'+7~h-8 
4> Berlin Airlift 1948-4-9 
■ §■-•• North Atlantic, Treaty Organisation 194-9 
6* The Korean War '.'1950-53 
'7* "European Defense Community 1952 
8* Southeast Asia Treaty 1954 
9*.- Eisenhower Doctrine 1957 
2 9 Economic Action 

a. Massive Aid Program 

1, Marshall Plan - Eur e ope an Recovery Program 194-9 
2„ Point Four Program 1949 

3,. -Mutual. Security Agency 1952 
4, Foreign Aid Programs 
5» , Ideological Action 
,a» Tae Printed wcwci 

1«. JTiutad States Information Service 
2," Period! cais an£ Books 
b» 'The Spoken' Word - . . 

!♦ Voice of America 

2, Radio Free Europe 
c -. -Cultural Exchange 

1, Informations: -arid Educational Exchange Act of '194-8 

2, Exchange Programs 



III WOHLB TENSIONS AND MOSLEMS (5 weeks) 
A, COLONIALISM 




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DOWHET mUOB HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 
SENIOR SOCIAL SCIMFCE 

1. Definition 

2. History of Colonialism to 19^5 

3. Colonial Nationalism (Twilight of Colonialism) 
a. Indonesia 

b ♦• India 

c* The Kiddle East 
d. Africa 
B* THE EMERGENT MTIOHS 

1. Common Problems and Aspirations 

2. The New Nations 

a. India - Pakistan 

b. Southeast Asia 

c. Africa 

d. The Arab World 

C. THE RISE OF COMMUNIST CHINA 

1 # Background of Chinese Communism 

2. The. Civil War 

3» The Coianrunist Stats in China 

4. China's Foreign Relations 

D. REftlOHALISM 

1 1. Defied tion and Purpose of Regional Blocs 
2. Communist Blocs 
a* Molotov.Plan 

b. Warsaw Pact 

c. Satellite System 

5. Anti-Cdiaiaunist Blocs 



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^NIOH SOCIAL SCIENCE 9 
a* Itfortn Atlantic Treaty Organization 
b* Southeast Treaty Organisation 
c. Central Treaty Organization 
&: Organisation of American States 
4» Neutralist Blocs 
a * India 
b. Afro-Asian Bloc 

5. Arab League 

6. Regionalism and the United States 
E. POPULATION AND RESOURCES 

1„ Distribution and Density of Population 
2„ Resources - Kinds , Extent and Locations Of: 
3» World Population and Food 
4* Prospects for the Future 
P. Poverty 

1, Extent Of: 
2-r i -€aases Of: 

3. Political, Economic and Social Consequences 
4* Possible Solutions 
G, DISEASE 

X* Extent Of: 

2, Causes Of: .. 

3. Political, Social and Economic Consequences 

4. Possible Solution 
H. EDUCATION 

1« Extent of Illiteracy 

2© Political « Social and Economic Consequences 
3* Possible Solutions 



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33NI0R SOCIAL 3CI3NC1S 



IV ATTEMPTS AT BRIDGING -Til 3 B^RRISR (4 weeks) 

A. POLITICAL 

1» Attempts, to Ariroid The Tragedy of International 
. Conflict by Regional Agreements 



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Conflict Through Cooperation and Resolution of 
Ideological Differences 



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$£■■• a. The United Nations 

f; v b* Summitry 

!*• ' ; c * Cultural Sxchanges 



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I* Athletic "Stents 
2. International Geophysics Year 
3* Student Sxchaage 
4* Tourist Exchange 
d. Disarmament i 



■ ' IV Foreign Aid Program - 

•;•/ . 2* Mutual Trade Agreements > : 

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¥■■ 5* Food and Agricultural Organization ". 

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fc: " . C. TH3 UNIT3D NATIONS 

P* ! ,>- ' • ..■ :>1 

H':';. 1* Antecedents ox the IT, N, O 

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8SHI0R SOCIAL 3GI3SHCE 



5* Purposes 

W Organisation ana Membership 

5» Successes and Failures - Case Studies 

a, Korea 

b* Sues 

e* Hungary 
6* 39ae Sconornic Efforts of fha United ITations 

a* TJie Sconoiaic and Social Council 

b* Expanded Program of Seeknieal Assistance 

e« She World Bank 

d* United Nations Relief and Works Agency 

SmiOR SOCIAL SCII3TCS {KMMI03JBB 
E* 0» Ssping 
Grant Teeters 
Albert Mortensen 






\ OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 

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JA^CESXE^^M^SXCltlSJlXTS 
INFOlaVIATibN CONCERNING 

By postal card dated 7-LSM51 the captioned individual made 
a vicious attack on the Director's book;- M Masters of Deceit, " referring to 
it as "your fear book. " ~ — "~~ *"*" 



Bufiles contain no identifiable information concerning 



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RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That in view of the rabble-rousing character of Correspondent's 
card, it not be acknowledged. 



2. That a copy be sent by routing slip to the Boston Office with the 
information that it is not being acknowledged. 



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Wednesday, July twelfth, nineYeen-sixtyl 

P. 0. Box 1533 
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*„„. < If J:* ~ s y° u that is responsible for the nrint- 
ing in the newspapers your "fear book" %aste?s SJ 
Deceit"; then it is without fear of contraction tha 
I state that you are in a rut* ln tlia 

The enemies of America are the blood-suckers of 
decency, JUSTICE and OOOD like the Ford CO^on and 

?t Court Hill, Sorcester. The above includes the most 

•munism ever can be.' ENFORCE T 
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Dear 



The letter dated July 12, 1881, from you 
and your family has been received. 

It was indeed thoughtful of you to write, 
and I am most appreciative of your expressions of con- 
,fidence in my administration of this Bureau. My book, 
v* "Masters of Deceit, ' was intended as a basic text on 
comrnuHiS M, auc Hham pleaded that you have found it 
beneficial. 

In view of your interest, I am enclosing 
some material which you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 



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4-17-61 Statement re Internal Security 
Communism: The Bitter Enemy of Religion 
. Communist Party, USA 

4\ March 1960 LEB Introduction and Analysis of 17th;National 




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132 Via Ithaca 

Newport Beach, California 

July 12, 1961 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover.. 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

As a private citizen I wish to thank you 
for the wonderful job you have done for our country in 
fighting communism and crime. You have been an 
inspiration to millions of our people. 



standing. 



Your book "Masters of Deceit" is out- 



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Your letter of July 13 has been received. 
I am appreciative of your interest in my book, "Masters 
of Deceit, " and your expressions of confidence in my 
administration of this Bureau are most encouraging. 

Your support and approval of our efforts 
are indeed welcome, and I do want to assure you that the 
rumors regarding my status with the FBI are baseless; 
My only desire is to continue to serve our Nation in my 
present capacity to the best of my ability. 

I am enclosing some material on the sub- 
ject of communism which you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

, .J, Ectear Hoover 



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4-J7-|61 Statement re Internal Security 

What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

17th National Convention, CP, USA, and March 1^60 LEB Introduction 

Communism: The Bitter Enemy of Religion 

Series from Christianity Today 

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Garland, Texas 
July 13, 1961 



Mr* J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

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Dear Sin 

It makes my heart ache to read of the Communist's plot to 

remove you from office ♦ I am convinced, it could he nothing 

else* ** ■ 

I have read your soul stirring book, "Masters of Deceit", also 

many of your pamphlets and brochures. Mr* Hoover, you are 

indeed a man who has given much, but received little. 

To you sir, for being. the real imerican you are, I wish to 

express my gratitude and sincere thanks for your efforts. 

America would suffer greatly if their plot succeeded. 

Knowing the importance of writing letters, I will do so, on 

behalf of your defense* 

Sincerely, 











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UNITED STATES GOVERll^NT 

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SAN .AN^QNJOQ^EXAS 

REQUEST FOR AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF 

"MASTERS OF DECEIT" 



Tolson 

Belmont 

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By letter of July 3/T^l, captioned individual wrote the Director 
requesting an autographed copy of fmsters of Deceit. " He stated that he would 
be*very happy to send you a check for it, and would be willing to pay for the 
additional expense of packaging and postage. " 



Jtated that he has listened to Mr. W. P. Strube, Jr. , 



of the Christian Anti- Communist Crusade and has purchased many pieces of 
literature from him. One piece of this material is the book, "You Can Trust the 
Communist, " by Dr. Fred Schwartz. "Masters of Deceit" was recommended. 



went t,o a hnnk store in San Antonio, asked for a copy, 

I stated that he was willing to pay 



and Was advised it was sold outJ 

the $5 price for "Masters of Deceit"; however, he recommended that the Director 
give consideration to printing it in a pocket-book form. bi 



and the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade are 
well known to the Bureau. We do not provide material to disseminate at their 
meetings so as not to give the impression that the Director endorses their work. 



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It is felt that that the Direc tor should gi ve consideration to auto- 
graphing a copy of "Masters of Deceit" fo i| | if no information to preclude 
is developed by the San Antonio Office. Also, it is felt that we should bring 

difficulty in obtaining "Masters of Deceit" to the attention of Holt, 



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RESEARCH (CORI^SPONDENCEA^D TOURS) 
BUDED 7-6-61 



Captioned individual by letter dated June 19, a copy m 

of which is enclosed for your assistance, requested permission *-P S "** 

for the Belli lower Republican Assembly to publish extracts from • ^ * 5© 

my book, "Masters of Deceit," Bufiles contain no information » qg 

concerning correspondent or the Bellfiower Republican Assembly. S ^ 

You are requested to check indices on correspondent 
and the organization he represents, conducting a discreet inquiry 
relative to the general background and reputation of both, utilizing 
established sources of information. Under no circumstances should 
Corcoran or his group become aware of the Bureau's interest in them. 

Your reply, under above caption, together with pjar 
recommendations, should reach the Bureau no later than 7-6-61. 



Enclosure 



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16431 SOUTH BELLFLOWER BOULEVARD 

BELLFLOWER, CALIFORNIA 
TOrrey 7-9311 

June 19, 1961 



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Mr. Tolson 
Mr, Belmont 
Mr. Mote . 
Mr. Collin 
Mr. Cbpsod - 
Mr. tig* «* 
Mr, BTO9IK— - 
Mr. Xlnlona— 
Mr. Rosea— 
Mr. Sullivan- 
Mr, Tavd— 
Mr. Trotfesr— 
Tele. Rootft — . 
Mr. Ingraift— «— 
Miss Gaudy- 



Mr* J« Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C# 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 






Th^gellf lower; Republican Assembly is interested in 
preparing a series of short advertisements in opposition to 
Communism, and desires your permission to publish extracts from 
your excellent bo ok^ "Masters JS^LBSSSiklLL^ 



I am enclosing herewith, two samples. In each case, 
verbatim quotes are to be made, and it will be set out as a 
quotation from your book, with the hope that the impact of the 
extract itself will both awaken the people to the facts set out 
and, we believe, cause more people to read your fine work. 



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Your early attention will be greatly appreciated. 

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Lenin taught that the eneniy must be weakened in advance • 
To ttait for something to hanpen is not the way to achieve 
revolution. The way nract be prepared* The enemy must be 
softened up: weaken his will to resist, nullify hi3 capacity 
for counteraction, impair his morale- Then, as in November, 
1917, in Russia:* when the crisis comes t communists can march 
to power through the ranks of a demoralized eneray. 

Ouoted from: HftSSERS OF D3BEK 

By: J. Bdgar Hoover 



Sponsored by 
Republican Assembly of 3ellf lower 






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Wheia the Communist Party was afc its peak in the United States 
it was stronger in numbers than the Soviet Party >?as at the time 
it aeised potior in Bussia. 

The size of the Party in the various Soviet satellited at, the 
time each came undo? Soviet control discloses hot? a t*ell*orgaa4#ed 
band of revolutionaries can in^ose its rule over the majority 
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Population 
on that Date 


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March, I9h$ 


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January., 29h9 


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2$,22$,000 


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May, 19ii8 


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12,338,000 


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August, 19k1 


750,000 


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Decetnber, lSk$ 


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1,120*000 


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341,000 


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Mr. Mohr 

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Mr. Rosen_ 



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Mr. J. E. Hoover 

Federal Bureau Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Sir; 



I finished reading the book "Masters of Deceit. " It is 
informative but would appeal (or impress) only to the 
ignorant masses who cannot grasp the purposes of 
communism by reading of attrocities (in newspapers and 
popular magazines) committed in parts of the world that 
are dominated by the party. 

I was surprised to find no information concerning F. D. R. 
and H. S. T. , as to when they jpined the party, and their 
party activities.,. 



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I It puzzles me, Mr. Hoover, that your orgnization has had 
small success in combating the communist menance. I 
realize that your efforts have been blocked by court action 
many times: but, you can always resort to the old Spanisii 
Tt ley del fuego. " It would be more effective and much cheaper. 



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Tolson 

Belmont _ 

Mohr 

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Conrad 

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Evans 

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Tavel 

Trotter 

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HUMBLE, texAS 




In his letter postmarked July 12, 1961, 
advised that he has finished readingr'Masters of Deceit, " and 
states that "it is informative but would'appeal (or impressTonly 
to the ignorant masses who cannot grasp the purposes of Communism 
by reading of atrocities . . . committed in parts of the world that are 
dominated by the party. " He goes on to say that he was surprised to 
find no information concerning "F. D. R. and H. S. T. , as to when 
they joined the party, and their party activities. " He states he is 
puzzled that Mr. Hoover's organization has had small success in 
combating the Communist menace but realizes that his efforts have 
been blocked by court action many times. 

On the basis of information furnished it was not 
possible to identify correspondent with numerous references in Bufiles. 

Due to the controversial statements contained in his 
letter, it is felt that the best interest of the Bureau would not be 
served by acknowledging this letter. 

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2G7S West Seventh Street 
Bene, Nevada 



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Mr. John H. Williams, Special kgent in Charge 
of our Las Vegas Office, has advised me oi the very generous 
remarks you made concerning my book, 'blasters of toceit, " 
ia your sermon o£ July % 1381, I want to take this opportunity 
to extend to you my sincere thanks for your support as I found 
this to be most encouraging. As a token of my personal appre- 
ciation, I am sending, under separate cover, a copy of my book 
which I have autographed to you* 

The confidence you expressed in the worL of the 
FBI is indeed reassuring, and my associates and I sincerely hope 
that our future endeavors will merit your continued approval. 



Bncerely yours, 




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Reurlet 7-14-61 



Tolson 

Belmont 

Mohr 

Callahan 

Conrad 

DeLoach 

Evans 

Malone 

Rosen 

Sullivan 

Tavei 

Trotter 

Tele. Room . 

Ingram 

Gandy 



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COMMENTS MADE REGARDING THE 
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TEEMTnevada, 7/9/61 

In his sermo n at the morning service on 7/9/61, 
H, Faith Lutheran Church, 2075 West 






7th Street, Reno. Nevada, quo±£d_a±_length from the book 
,.,,_ _ A . .. _ ,. ^.. ^. _ A commented that Mr. 



"Masters of Deceit", Pastor 

HOOVER'S opinion regarding Communism as set forth in his 

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| has been in the ministry about ten 
years and during lyou was president of the Reno, Nevada 
Ministerial Association* 

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July 20, 1961 



uonnellsvilld Road 
Fayette City,. Pennsylvania 



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I have received your letter of July 14, 1961. Your „ 
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you found it beneficial. Your interest in distributing copies ox"it igj 
a source of great encouragement to me, and I am mo&t appreciative 
oi your eiiorts in this regard. 

I am pleased to enclose some material on communism 
which you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 



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Director's Statement re Internal Security 4-17-61 - y » 

God and Country or Communism > 

Communism: The Bitter Enemy of Religion 

3-60 LEBIntrpduction and Analysis of the 17th National Convention 
Christianity Today Series 

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Connellsville Road 
Fayette City, Pa. 

July 14, 1961 



Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I want to thank you for your great fight against 
the Communists, who would destroy our land of freedom. 

I want to thank you for your book, "Masters of 
Deceit. " It sure does reveal the truth about our enemy. I 
have read it and have been able to buy and resell 9 copies of 
it to other folk. I have 8 copies on my desk that I am trying to 
resell to interested people. 

I pray that you may have many more years of 
service for the F. B. I. 

God bless your good fight against godless, life 
destroying Communism. 

Sincerely yours, 



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Mr. ^Sullivan. 

Mr.^Tavel 

Mr. Trotter__ 

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Beurlet 6-14-61, captioned as above, with enclosure. 

The Bureau feels the title "Americans and 
Communism" is entirely satisfactory for the Italian trans- 
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Director, FBI 
Legat, Rome (9^-2) 

Wasters op deceit" 

ReRomelet 3/16/61. 



USIA, Rome, has advised that Editor e Sugar ofJW 
Milan, Italy, has signed a contract for translation and ~~ 
publication of the Director's book "Masters of Deceit" ipo 
Italian. It is estimated that the book will be completed 
and placed on sale sometime in October, 1961. 

Mr. Sherwin A. Crowne, USIA, Rome, made available 
on 6/2/61 a copy of the Director's article captioned "One 
Nation's Response to Communism" translated into Italian.- USIA 
t prepared the article for distribution in pamphlet form and 
ft changed the title of the book from "One Nation's Response To 
ll Communism" to "Gli Americani E II Comunismo", which translated 
llbecomes "Americans and Communism." Mr. Crowne advised that^o 
his knowledge USIA had received no authorization to change jghe 
title of the Director's article but that it had been done $> 
arbitrarily because the panel board in Rome which handles TfSIA^v 
publications felt that the title would be more appropriating " 
Italy. 




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the title, were noted. 



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USIA has advised that they would make 3,000 copies 
of this article available for distribution to office contacts 
of the Legal Attache. // 

Bureau advice is requested with reference to th^s' 
t is the opinion of the Legal Attache that thr 
. be more presentable .and would be more apropos 
had appeared as originally set out by the Direct, 

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Letter to Director 6/14/61 

Re: "Masters of Deceit" 



will suggest to USIA in Rome that new cover pages be prepared 
for the pamphlets showing the correct title. 

A copy of the publication is attached. The Bureau 
is requested to advise with reference to the above. 



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